Complete Parts 1 and 2 of this worksheet. This assignment is the first step in writing your Final Essay assignment, due in Week 5.
Part 1: Topics, Ideas, and Research Questions
Identify each of the following items as either a broad topic, narrowed idea, or research question.
|Political Correctness||Narrowed idea|
|What are three ways to resolve conflict in order to maintain a healthy relationship?||Research question|
|What are three reasons factory farming hurts animals or the environment?||Research question|
|Business Ethics||Narrowed idea|
|What are three reasons why pre-employment drug testing can reduce turnover or violate employees’ rights?||Research question|
|What are three ways to reduce health care costs?||Research question|
|What are three challenges faced by military families?||Research question|
|Social Media||Broad topic|
|What are three reasons why online learning is as good as face-to-face learning?||Research question|
Part 2: Topic Selection and Discussion
Review the table below, and select a broad topic, a narrowed idea within that broad topic, and the research question associated with that narrowed idea. No other topics will be accepted.
|Broad Topic||Narrowed Idea||Research Question|
|Communications & English||Conflict Management||What are three ways to resolve conflict in order to maintain a healthy relationship?|
|Public Relations||What are three ways negative press can actually lead to a celebrity’s success?|
|Biology & Environmental Science||Space Exploration||What are three benefits to humanity of space exploration?|
|Renewable Energy||What are three forms of renewable energy that need to be better implemented?|
|Business & Management (incl. Accounting & Human Resources)||Customer Complaints||What are three improvements that businesses can learn from their customers’ complaints?|
|E-Commerce||What are three reasons why e-commerce completely replaced traditional business sales methods?|
|Criminal Justice & Security||Background Checks||What are three reasons why background checks should be required for all employees at all companies?|
|Identity Theft||What are three ways that people can protect themselves from identity theft?|
|Education||Bilingual Education||What are three reasons schools should start offering more bilingual education?|
|Arts Education||What are three reasons arts education should be required in all levels of K-12 education?|
|Healthcare||Health Care Technology||What are three ways technology has influenced health care in the last 10 years?|
|Obesity||What are three ways the government can help solve the obesity problem in America?|
|Psychology||Children and Sports||What are three benefits to children who play sports?|
|Work and Family||What are three family-friendly measures companies can use to make workers more productive and happy?|
|Technology||Children and Technology||What are three reasons technology helps or hinders development in a child?|
|Technology and Productivity||What are three ways technology has made us more/less productive at work?|
The chosen road topic, narrowed idea, and research question is technology, technology and productivity, and what are three ways technology has made us more/less productive at work? The choice of this topic is based on the fact that technology is an emerging issue in the society, which has been affecting every sphere of life. Despite the fact that technology has been affecting every aspect of life, there is little known about the specific impact that technology has had on areas where it is being applied. For example, computers are known to have increased productivity in the workplace, but little is known of how specific this impact has been. By studying the research topic on the ways in which technology has made us to be more or less productive, it is possible to study and understand the specific impact that technology has had in regard to productivity. In addition, the results from the research to be conducted will create suggestions on the strategies that can be applied in making the best out of technology in improving productivity.
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