Assignment 2: Finding Your Place on the Scholar–Practitioner Continuum
An I/O professional has the unique opportunity to both participate in research for the development of the field and apply in practice the fruits of such research efforts. I/O professionals may suggest new lines of research or even conduct their own scientific studies. Conversely, I/O professionals may choose to focus exclusively on the practitioner side of the continuum.
Using the Argosy University online library resources, locate an empirical article that represents a strong example of the dual nature of I/O research and practice. Then, do the following:
- Analyze and critique the article by following the Argosy University online article critique guidelines.
- Clearly indicate the elements in the article that are I/O research-oriented and those that are I/O-applied practice-oriented.
- Considering your own career aspirations, explain where you think you will be on the research, practitioner, or scholar continuum.
Support your statements with appropriate examples and scholarly references.
Your final product will be a 3- to 5-page Microsoft Word document written in APA format and utilize at least three sources from professional literature. Professional literature may include the Argosy University online library resources, relevant textbooks, peer-reviewed journal articles, and websites created by professional organizations, agencies, or institutions (.edu, .org, and .gov). Your paper should be written in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrate ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources; and display accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
- By the due date assigned, save your document as LastnameFirstInitial_M2_A2.doc and submit it to the Submissions Area.