Industrial/Organizational Psychology: Understanding the Workplace

Principles of Industrial and Organizational Psychology

                                                                 I/O Project Part 2

Topic: Training: Theory, Program Design, and Evaluation


This second part of the assignment allows you to further explore the key points that are included in a research study. You will look at the methodology to be used, identify sample size, sources of your data, discuss how the data is to be analyzed, and what you expect to find with your study. Use the 10 Key Strategic Points template to help inform the required assignment details.

General Requirements:

Use the following information to ensure successful completion of the assignment:

  • Doctoral learners are required to use      APA style for their writing assignments. The APA Style Guide is located in      the Student Success Center.
  • Review and integrate the 10 Key      Strategic Points.
  • Use academic sources, including      peer-reviewed journal articles, scholarly books, government reports, and      other instructor-approved texts.
  • Include a minimum of five scholarly      topic-relevant sources (majority of articles should be published within      past 5 years)


Write a paper of 2,000-2,250 words in which you address the following issues:

  1. Delineate your intended methodology and      research design. Restate the purpose of your study. Explain why stated      methodology will be best. Describe why stated research design is      appropriate.
  2. Identify your sample and needed sample      size. Justify sample size. Discuss your intended sampling procedure.
  3. Describe sources of data. Name and      describe intended assessments/instruments for a quantitative study. Name      and describe intended data sources/types for a qualitative study. Address      validity and reliability for your intended methodology. Delineate how you      will collect data needed to answer your study’s questions.
  4. Evaluate specific data analyses for your      study. Descriptive. Inferential (if quantitative).
  5. Propose what results you expect to find      in relation to your topic.



1. Industrial/Organizational Psychology: Understanding the Workplace

Read Chapter 8.

Electronic Resource

1. DC Network

Use the 10 Key Strategic Points template found under the Research/Dissertation tab.

e-Library Resource

1. Advances in Leader and Leadership Development: A Review of 25 Years of Research and Theory.


Day, D. V., Fleenor, J. W., Atwater, L. E., Sturm, R. E., & McKee, R. A. (2014). Advances in leader and leadership development: A review of 25 years of research and theory. The Leadership Quarterly, 25, 63–82.

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