A Systems Approach to Change

Format of the research project:

Abstract: One page in which you summarize your research. It will include the objectives, methodology, and the findings.
Introduction: 1 page maximum summarizing the objectives of your project

Theoretical Framework and Research Statement: In this section you are expected
to describe in detail the context of the research, and your research question.

Methodology: Here you will describe the methods you chose to use in order to
reach your objective which is to find pertinent answers to the questions you
developed in the research statement. In the case of an empirical project (in which, for
example, you would need to give a questionnaire to individuals or companies) you
will be required to describe the sample�s characteristics. Moreover, you need to be clear about research designs (quantitative or qualitative; descriptive or coloration; or primary or secondary).

Discussion: This section will contain all the relevant findings. This is the most important section of your work. You will analyze the results of your study. You will show a clear understanding of the nature and significance of your findings. Your analytical skills will clearly be of central importance to this section of your research.

Recommendations: Based upon the critical analysis of your findings you will be
required to provide recommendations that, in your opinion, would have helped to improve the change implementation from an organizational development perspective.

Conclusion: One page maximum in which, in point form where possible, you will
summarize your findings.

Bibliography: A list of the readings, books, articles, organizational documents, internet documents etc, used for the research project. You are to use CUD�s library resources and data bases for your research.

Note: keeping in mind the project will be submitted through turn it in for plagiarism