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Analyze the use of the Sekaran diagram on the research process

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The assignments on research you have completed so far have taken you through a step-by-step process on how to develop and design formal research. In this capstone assignment, you will use all the knowledge and skills you have developed over the past weeks and apply it to a published research as part of a group activity.

This assignment consists of a fully APA Style 6th edition formatted paper in which the group analyzes a recently published business research study (a group choice) selected from the academic literature. The group analysis should be framed against each and every one of the steps presented in the Sekaran & Bougie (2010) research process and founded on the skills developed in previous assignments of this course.

Click here to view the Sekaran diagram on the research process.

The analysis itself should be a comparative assessment of how well the author (or authors) of the selected research have fulfilled (or not) each of the steps and sub-steps presented in figure 4.1 of the textbook (please note: it is highly recommended to review Chapters 4 through 6 in the Sekaran book for a refresher on the earlier research processes that have been covered in this course). The focus of the analysis should be on the research process, not as much on the research content itself. Be careful not to paraphrase what the author(s) has already stated in the published research. Again the analysis should be on assessing the adherence to the research process. Look at not only each step (and sub steps) but also how each step serves as a "stepping stone" for the next step. The interrelationships among the steps are also relevant to the analysis.

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//This paper discusses about the early career challenges of the MBA graduates, who aspire to be effective managerial leaders, and also different transitions they go through and the efforts they make in their struggle. The views of different authors about the business schools have also been stated. //


Leadership has always been a major area to be studied. It is a relationship between leaders and followers. People, who are willing to give their energy and talents to accomplish shared objectives, require an appreciation for the personal values for building this relationship. In this research paper, 55 young leaders were interviewed and surveyed, who had graduated from an MBA program in recent years. Their early career challenges have been discussed, and after interviewing them, three types of transitions were identified, which were described by the young leaders for their growth, and also the major challenges were discussed, which were to be struggled all the way through these transitions. The research here indicates that there is a requirement of a personal change to make the transition successful, and also help the aspirants to prepare for life (Robson, 2011).

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Porter and McKibbin (1988) have evaluated the realistic situation that the business schools have lost their significance in their search for dynamism. Some of the critics mainly claim business schools, as highly inappropriate for management practice and leadership (Ghoshal, 2005). According to the claim of Mintzberg (2004) wrong material has been taught, with wrong methods to the wrong students.

Conger (2004) states an argument that educational models of leadership ...

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The expert analyzes the use of the Sekaran diagram on the research process.