Business Studies

| January 26, 2016

Question 1: Theory

Theories play a vitally important role in guiding research and organizing and making sense of research findings. In spite of the great importance of theory-building and theory testing within your field of specialization, there is no generally accepted conception of what a theory is. Because your dissertation must contribute to theory, you must have a clear understanding of the variety of conceptions of theory, types of theories, and ways of contributing to theory and be able to justify how, exactly, your study contributes to theory.
Part 1
Using Gelso (2006), Harlow (2009), Wacker (1998), and five additional peer-reviewed articles from your specialization, discuss scholarly views on the nature and types of theory. Compare and contrast at least three views of what constitutes a theory, including the view you will use in Part 3 of this question. Be sure to distinguish theory from related concepts, such as hypothesis, paradigm, model, and concept.

Part 2
Using Ellis & Levy (2008), Harlow, E. (2009), and five additional peer-reviewed articles, review the scholarly literature on the relationship between theory and research and the ways research (quantitative and qualitative) can contribute to theory. Discuss at least three ways research can contribute to theory.

Part 3
Pick a theory (in one of the views of what constitutes a theory that you identified in Part 1) of current interest directly related to the topic area of your dissertation. A theory is currently of interest if there are articles published on it in the past five years. Using at least 10 published, peer-reviewed research articles:

1. Explain how the theory adds or may add to our understanding of your field and/or research topic.

2. Discuss and analyze the literature on two areas of controversy or unanswered questions related to the theory.

The structure of your paper should be as follows:
Title page
Body (12-14) pages, no more or less; APA Style; use appropriate headings for organization of the paper)
References (APA Style)

References Requirements:
In addition to the provided articles in Part 1 you would need to add five additional peer-reviewed articles from my specialization, the same applies to Part 2, however in Part 3 you should include at least 10 published, peer-reviewed research articles. For a total of 20 Scholarly peer-reviewed articles in addition to the five articles provided in Parts 1 and 2 for a total of 25 References written within the past 5 years.
Note that all articles should be from within the last past five years and all of them should be scholarly articles that are peer-reviewed, failing to use the requested resources might result in the rejection of the order. You could use additional resources after you have met the previous resources requirements.
Important Notes:
I have previously requested this order and the assignment did not meet the instructions criteria for what I failed the class and have to retake it in addition to pay again for the class and for these orders for a total of 4 orders. I am including the revised assignment so the writer knows what to expect and address correctly in this new orders. There are various notes from the instructor along the document called Revised Question 1. Please have a writer read this instructions and the attached resources and acknowledge only if they are willing to comply with all the requirements. Note that the use of passive voice was one of the many criticisms and therefore, will not be accepted this time.

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