As part of the course, each participant shall complete an individual detailed assignment. A topic for the detailed assignment is chosen based upon the course themes. Choose one topic for the detailed assignment, e.g., one of the suggested topics below oryour own topic within thecourse theme:
Examples of topics:
- Leadership within the public sector
- Organisational changes (employer or employee perspective)
- Organizational management in the public sector such as NPM
- Stress, health, motivation etcetera, among employees
- Relationships in the workplace (e.g. groups and teams)
- Management of groups and teams
- Work place health promotion, Personnel management HRM
In your detailed assignment you will formulate a question that guide your literature review and then describe how the course literature explains and highlights the relevant aspects of the topic you wish to examine. Do this by writing an introduction based on course literature and your own choices of literature from your chosen topic of interest. The course literature is the starting point and each participant must then look foradditionalliterature to provide a detailed description of their chosen theme. Literature must consist of research published in academic articles and books.
The aim of the assignment is for you to deepen your knowledge within a topic of interest to you. You will carry out an in-depth review of the current research situation by looking up articles or books, similar to when writing the background section of an essay. You will also write an introduction, provide theories within the topic andexisting research. You will also conclude with suggestions for further research.
The assignment must contain the following headings and content
Aim:You start individual detailed assignment by formulating a question or a problem formulation that forms the basis of the literature review to be carried out.
Litterature review: This part presents your literature review of your chosen topic and is supported by course literature and your own choice of literature, along with references.
Discussion: The discussion will contain a critical evaluation and will reflect over the literature review. It will lead into your conclusions and suggestions for further research. References must also be used when discussing the review of the literature.
Reference list: Works cited in the assignment are to be provided in a reference list (obligatory course literature as well as any relevant optional literature). Use the APA referencing system for any literature used in the text.Link to APA7-guide:
https://tools.kib.ki.se/referensguide/apa/The written assignment should be around 6-7 pages of text (times new roman, 12 p).