MGMT629 GDB 1 Solution and Discussion
Total Marks 5
Starting Date Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Closing Date Monday, January 27, 2020
Question Title Scientific research and crisis
SEMESTER FALL 2019
Crisis Management (MGMT629)
Graded Discussion Board No.1
Due Date: January 27, 2020
Topic: Scientific research and crises
To make students learn the affective role of scientific research in crisis management.
Students will be able to identify the individual role of a particular research type for the cure of a specific crisis situation.
Scientific research process results viable solutions to help managers tackle some crisis situations. Broad divisions of scientific research are: applied research dealing with the real time management problems and basic research dealing with intellectual input from and academic scholars. Further subdivisions of research are historical, technological, social, educational, literary, and personality research. Each research methodology has its own set of protocols and the selection of a particular research methodology is subjected to the nature of problem and the desired output.
Recent wildfire disaster has caused death to hundreds of millions of animals in Australia. The wildfire is a natural phenomenon just like floods, earthquake, cyclones and land sliding. The disaster of wildfire may be caused by some human activity or it can have other causes. A crisis management student is given an assignment to list down the reasons/causes of wildfire as a natural disaster/geographic crisis. He must be choosing an appropriate research type and methodology to meet the assignment deliverables.
Being a fellow student you need to advise him the most appropriate research type among basic and applied research to meet his assignment requirements.
You need to write only four points to clarify your argument. (1.25 Marks for each point)
Choose one appropriate option among historical and personality research. Keep your discussion with the mentioned scenario and irrelevant answers and material will not be graded. Be careful from those blogs who are promoting cheating culture among our students and killing their creativity and critical thinking. Answers copied from such blogs will be straightaway marked as zero. Similarly any relevant or irrelevant material copied from internet sources will get the same treatment. It can seriously damage your grades.
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Your discussion must be based on logical facts. The GDB will open and close on above specified date and time. Please note that no grace day or extra time will be given for posting comments on GDB. Use the font style “Times New Roman” and font size “12”. Your answer should be relevant to the topic i.e. clear and concise. Do not copy or exchange your answer with other students. Two identical / copied comments will be marked Zero (0) and may damage your grade in the course. Books, websites and other reading material may be consulted before posting your comments; but copying or reproducing the text from books, websites and other reading materials is strictly prohibited. Such comments will be marked as Zero (0) even if you provide references. You should post your answer on the Graded Discussion Board (GDB), not on the Moderated Discussion Board (MDB). Both will run parallel to each other during the time specified above. Therefore, due care will be needed. Obnoxious or ignoble answer should be strictly avoided. You cannot participate in the discussion after the due date via email. Questions / queries related to the content of the GDB, which may be posted by the students on MDB or via e-mail, will not be replied till the due date of GDB is over. For planning your semester activities in an organized manner, you are advised to view schedule of upcoming Assignments, Quizzes and GDBs in the overview tab of the course website on VU-LMS.
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