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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
              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
• 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
    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
“An analysis of the college admission process
  reveals one challenge facing counselors:
  accepting students with high test scores or
  students with strong extracurricular
 The paper that follows should:
• explain the analysis of the college admission
• explain the challenge facing admissions
     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
  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
• 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.
• 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.
• 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
• "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?”