Gradebook Comments None
Points Possible 100.0
Resubmissions Allowed? No
Instructions: Final Research Project. Select three (3) countries of your choice and conduct research into how the compensation &
benefits packages of those countries differ from those of the United States. What might they do better? What might we do better?
Discuss health insurance benefits, salary, paid time off, and other differences as you find them. Prepare your research project
this week as if you are preparing to present your findings to a HRM Benefits Counselor.
Please support your ideas, arguments, and opinions with independent research, include at least five (5) supporting references or
sources (NOT Wikipedia, unknown, or anonymous sources), format your work in proper APA format, include an abstract, cover page, a
Reference section as required, and a minimum of 8 full pages of double spaced written content. Be sure to cite all listed
references properly in text in accordance with the 6th edition of the APA manual, chapters 6 & 7.
LATE POLICY: No work will be accepted past the final day of class unless an official extension has been approved in conjunction
with the Registrars office.
Undergraduate Research Paper Rubric
Standards 5 – 4 Points 3 – 2 Points 1 – 0 Points Score X Weight Total Score
Exemplary Satisfactory Unacceptable
Abstract Clearly states problem and question to be resolved; clearly summarizes method, results, and conclusions Summarizes
problem, method, results, and conclusions but lacks some details Is vague about the problem; does not provide a summary of
the whole project 5 1 5
Introduction Provides background research into the topic and summarizes important findings from the review of the literature;
describes problem to be solved; justifies the study; explains the significance of the problem to an audience of non-specialists
Provides background research into the topic and describes the problem to be solved Provides background research into the topic
but does not describe the problem to be solved; gives insufficient or nonexistent explanation of details to non-specialists 5
Discussion Addresses the topic with clarity; organizes and synthesizes information; draws conclusions Addresses the
topic; lacks substantive conclusions; sometimes digresses from topic of focus Provides little to no clarity in formulating
conclusions and/or organization, 5 10 50
Summary Presents a clear logical explanation for findings, recommendations and/or implications for future research and/or
application Presents a logical explanation for findings Does not adequately explain findings 5 1 5
Mechanics and documentation Is free or almost free of errors of grammar, spelling, and writing mechanics; appropriately
documents sources Has errors but they don’t represent a major distraction; documents sources Has errors that obscure
meaning of content or add confusion; neglects important sources or documents few to no sources