Multi Phase Assignment

Multi Phase Assignment

Question descriptionAbsolutely no plagiarism, must be original and very thorough. Please make sure everything is followed in every section and follow the grading rubric. Must include at least five other academic relevant resources, total of at least 5 references. Must include in-text citations. Please include the free link to the relevant academic resources/references. Once you choose a topic I will give you the assigned reading for that week but must include outside academic resources as well.

Research Paper – Phase 1


In this term long assignment, you will write a 1200-1500-word research paper exploring one of the topics covered in class in additional depth. This is a cumulative project that will be completed over four phases and due on Sunday (11:59 PM, EST) of Weeks 2 – 4, with the fourth and final phase turned in by Wednesday (11:59 PM, EST) in Week 5.

Topic Choices

Below you will see a list of the primary subjects that we cover in this course. Choose one of these topics to explore further for a research paper:

Here are several examples of research paper approaches to these topics:

  • Explore how different businesses in the particular field or industry in which you work (for example, banking, accounting or IT) handle internal investigations in general.
  • Explore a particular case study of corporate fraud.
  • Discuss best practices at various companies in a particular field or industry in handling cases of sexual harassment.

These are just a few examples, and there are many other different possibilities out there! If you are choosing a subject that we have not yet covered in this course, you may want to go ahead and review the lectures and readings in the course on that particular subject by the end of Week 2.

Complete in Phases

You will be submitting your work in phases as follows:

Week 2: Phase 1: Choose Your Topic
Explore and determine your topic. You must choose your topic and write a 100 to 150 word paragraph detailing why you chose the topic.

Week 3: Phase 2: Outline and List of Resources

Conduct preliminary research on your topic using the NECB eLibrary. Write and submit a detailed outline of the framework of your paper and a rough draft of your references list. This includes (1) a detailed outline of at least 250 to 300 words, which should include all of the topic sentences that you are planning to use in your paper and (2) a rough draft of a references list, which must include at least five resources. You may edit and add to this list of resources in subsequent weeks.

Week 4: Phase 3: Rough Draft of Your Paper
Complete and submit a rough draft of your paper, writing at least one paragraph for each of your outlined items. This rough draft
does not have to include your concluding paragraph, but you may include this paragraph at this point in time if you would like. You should also include the most updated version of your references list