The journal is an essential tool for the researcher. It is comprised of pertinent, captured quotes from peer-reviewed sources. Researchers identify related peer-reviewed content, conduct a cursory read, identify relevant salient points, enter the comment (Aaha!-moment) within the journal, add key words to each entry, and appropriately cite it using APA format to include page numbers within source. When the research is complete, the journal provides an easy means for pulling together thoughts based upon the keywords defined within each journal entry. In effect, it provides rich, synthesized content to written work. See: Sample Journal.docx
Students will conduct research during modules 1-3, which will supply content for the research paper due during module 4.
Identify a research topic specific to project management that interests you.