Perform traditional library research on an issue in business ethics, using article and research databases. Submit a bibliography and a 1500 – 2000 word research paper which argues both sides of an issue.
STANDARDS FOR THE PAPER
1. Choose your topic from the list of topics that you can find in the description of the assignment ‘Thesis’.
2. Research the topic by looking for articles about your topic from at least four search tools on Kent Library website.
The paper must make attribution to or quote at least five sources, which will also be listed in your Works Cited list.
You are encouraged to use at least two scholarly or academic journals.
Do not use an encyclopedia as one of your sources.
3. The paper should be a minimum of 1500 words and should be double spaced. The works cited list is not part of the word count. The maximum word count is 2000 words.
4. The paper should be written in MLA style. Sources must be attributed within the paper in addition to being listed under works cited.
5. WORKS CITED (Annotated)
Use MLA style for Works Cited and give a brief summary (annotation) of the article or source beneath the source information. In addition, for all Internet searches, include the name of the search tool you used and the search words you used.
All information accessed through these searches, and subsequently used directly or indirectly in your paper, needs to be cited.
Before you submit your research paper you should check that it complies with the research paper requirements:
Have you developed a well-balanced argument that addresses relevant objections to your position?
What have you contributed to the scholarly discussion?
Is the issue that you raise relevant to what people may encounter in business?
Have you clarified your personal values that guide you in your research?
Does your work answer the question why the reader should appreciate your research and respond to it?
Grading rubric for the paper
Coherence of ideas: 10 points
Relevant ethical theories applied: 15 points
Questionable reasons, premises, etc. identified and discussed: 15 points
Organization of paper, transition between paragraphs: 10 points
Works cited annotated: 10 points
Attributions to sources: 10 point