Gossiping in the Workplace
You will identify a topic within the domain of interpersonal communication that is of interest to you (GOSSIPING IN THE WORKPLACE), conduct a literature review of current research on the topic, identify a theory(RELATIONAL DIALETIC THEORY, RAWLINS) that helps explain the topic, and summarize issues and perspectives from your research in a 7-10-page paper. Your paper should have the following sections: introduction, literature review (organized by heading and sub-headings), theory/theoretical framework (where you explain your chosen theory and connect it to the topic), and a conclusion. Your literature review should summarize relevant research/studies on the topic, identify major themes, summarize the associations between and across a set concept/ideas, and present your argument as to What the problem is (your topic for the paper), Who it affects, Why we should care, and What we can do about it ( not necessarily in that order, but addressing those issues). Youll do a mini, half-page version for the introduction, and then expand on that in the rest of the literature review. A good literature review also utilizes academically rigorous articles to construct a persuasive argument. Your paper should be typed (12-point font), APA Style 6th ed., double-spaced, and it should include a reference page for all of the research that is cited.