Academic research

Academic Research-Based Assignment
Activity Context
By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies:

Apply critical thinking skills to healthcare management practice.
Apply information literacy skills to healthcare management.
Communicate in a manner that is professional and consistent with expectations for members of the business professions.
This first assignment for the course builds on the Unit 3 studies and discussions.

Instructions
Write a 23-page academic paper related to the scholarly resource you identified in the unit studies. In your paper, you will:

Evaluate the resource to ensure reliability and credibility.
Expand on the post you completed in this unit’s first discussion, Evaluating Source Quality.
Summarize the content of the article and its importance to the field of health care management.
Expand on the post you completed in this unit’s second discussion, Summarizing, Paraphrasing, and Quoting.
Describe how the article may be applicable to your current or future health care management career.
Download the template provided in Resources and use it to create your assignment. Organize your paper using the structure shown below (this structure is provided in the template).

Title Page.
Introduction.
Compose a short description of what the paper will cover. This introduction lets the reader know what to expect. 
Section 1.
Introduce the article, the author, and the publication where it was found.
Section 2.
Describe and defend the credibility of the publication, article, and author.
Section 3.
Summarize the main points covered in the article.
Section 4.
Describe the value of what you learned from the article and how it may apply to your own career as a health care manager.
Summary.
Tie it all up for your reader. Briefly summarize what has been covered in the paper.
Reference List.
Write clearly, effectively, and professionally, using current APA style to cite and reference all resources.

Additional Requirements
Written communication: Paper should be clear and well organized, with no technical writing errors, as expected of a business professional.
APA Style: Citations and references should be formatted using current APA style.
Total Length of paper: 23 typed, double-spaced pages, with one inch margins. (Title page and reference page do not count toward meeting the number of required pages.)
Font: Times New Roman, 12 point.
Refer to the Library Research Guide for BUS3006 for valuable resources on writing, evaluating sources, and APA style citations and references.

Refer to the scoring guide to ensure that your work meets the grading criteria for this assignment. Also review Using the Scoring Guide to Enhance Learning (available in Resources) to assist in your approach to completing your assignment.

Example assignment: You may use the assignment example, linked in the Resources, to give you an idea of what a Proficient or higher rating on the scoring guide would look like.

Submit your paper by midnight Sunday (CST).

Resources
Academic Research-Based Assignment Scoring Guide.
Library Research Guide for BUS3006 .
Using the Scoring Guide to Enhance Learning [PDF].
Assignment 3 Template [DOCX].
Assignment 3 Example [PDF].

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