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Servant Leadership Thesis & Research Questions Students are to develop at least five questions about Servant Leadership that can be answered through the research articles and other sources assembled for the Servant Leadership research paper. These questions are the basis for a thesis statement that will serve as the focal point of the Servant Leadership research paper. For this assignment, students should submit a thesis statement and at least five questions along with a proper APA cover page and references page. 2 additional sources, beyond the three articles from the previous assignment, should be properly listed on the references page.
Thesis Statement Determine what kind of paper you are writing: An analytical paper breaks down an issue or an idea into its component parts, evaluates the issue or idea, and presents this breakdown and evaluation to the audience. An expository (explanatory) paper explains something to the audience. An argumentative paper makes a claim about a topic and justifies this claim with specific evidence. The claim could be an opinion, a policy proposal, an evaluation, a cause-and-effect statement, or an interpretation. The goal of the argumentative paper is to convince the audience that the claim is true based on the evidence provided.
Thesis Statement: Narrative If you are writing a text which does not fall under these three categories (ex. a narrative), a thesis statement somewhere in the first paragraph could still be helpful to your reader. Your thesis statement should be specific—it should cover only what you will discuss in your paper and should be supported with specific evidence. The thesis statement usually appears at the end of the first paragraph of a paper. Your topic may change as you write, so you may need to revise your thesis statement to reflect exactly what you have discussed in the paper.
Example of an analytical thesis statement “An analysis of the college admission process reveals one challenge facing counselors: accepting students with high test scores or students with strong extracurricular backgrounds.” The paper that follows should: explain the analysis of the college admission process explain the challenge facing admissions counselors
Example of an expository (explanatory) thesis statement “The life of the typical college student is characterized by time spent studying, attending class, and socializing with peers.” The paper that follows should: explain how students spend their time studying, attending class, and socializing with peers
Example of an argumentative thesis statement ‘High school graduates should be required to take a year off to pursue community service projects before entering college in order to increase their maturity and global awareness.’ The paper that follows should: present an argument and give evidence to support the claim that students should pursue community projects before entering college
Hypothesis Clearly stated. What is being studied. Research design being used. Variables to be measured. A hypothesis is a prediction. It is an educated guess as to how a scientific experiment will turn out. It is an educated guess because it is based on previous research, training, observation, and a review of the relevant research literature.
Variables Categorical variables are groups...such as gender or type of degree sought. QUANTITATIVE variables are ones that exist along a continuum that runs from low to high. QUALITATIVE variables do not express differences in amount, only differences.
Variables Independent (Experimental, Manipulated, Treatment, Grouping) Variable-That factor which is measured, manipulated, or selected by the experimenter to determine its relationship to an observed phenomenon. Dependent (Outcome) Variable-That factor which is observed and measured to determine the effect of the independent variable, i.e., that factor that appears, disappears, or varies as the experimenter introduces, removes, or varies the independent variable. Moderator Variable- That factor which is measured, manipulated, or selected by the experimenter to discover whether it modifies the relationship of the independent variable to an observed phenomenon. It is a special type of independent variable.
Hypothesis Samples "It is predicted that the salary level of workers will be positively correlated with a measure of overall happiness in their job performance." "It is hypothesized that a rating of how satisfied workers are with their current salary will be positively correlated with a measure of their overall happiness and job satisfaction." "it is predicted scores on a scale rating the level of childhood trauma will be inversely correlated with scores on a scale of overall adult happiness."
Sample Questions for Servant Leadership Paper "Is our business structured - organized - to produce servant leadership?” “What is Servant Leadership?” “Will practicing Servant Leadership improve productivity in my company?”