Empirical research is the foundation to scholarly research and scholarly writing. An empirical article is defined as one that reports actual results of a research study. An empirical article will include a description of the study, an introduction, a research question, an explanation of the study’s methodology, a presentation of the results of the study, and a conclusion that discusses the results and suggests topics for further study. This assignment will help you locate and identify empirical research studies.
Use the following information to ensure successful completion of the assignment:
- Locate the Kottke and Pelletier article in the topic Resources.
- Locate, download, and print “Empirical Research Checklist.”
- For this assignment, selection of quantitative studies is preferred.
- Instructors will be scoring your submission based on the number of correct identifications of empirical articles as noted in the checklist submitted. To be accepted as an empirical article, at least 13 of the 18 characteristics identified in the checklist must be present.
- Read the Kottke and Pelletier article in the topic Resources.
- Go to the GCU eLibrary (www.library.gcu.edu). Use the “Find Journal Articles” search feature found on the home page of the GCU eLibrary to locate one additional empirical article on leadership practices related to the ethical use of power, authority, persuasion, and/or motivation. NOTE: For this assignment, selection of quantitative studies is preferred.
- Read the articles in detail.
- Complete the Empirical Research Checklist for each article by giving the page number where the characteristic is found or marking an “X” in the “Not Contained in Article” column.