For the Module 3 discussion post, you need to include one recent article about assessing organizational culture. This guide covers:
When searching for articles, you should use a database that best matches your topic's main subject. For education, this usually means using ERIC and Education Source.
Organizational culture, however, is in the field of industrial psychology, which overlaps psychology and management. See the the full lists of psychology databases and business and management databases, or choose one below. The top education databases are also listed.
NOTE: You will find articles most germaine to the topic of organizational culture in the psychology and management databases, while the education databases are more likely to produce results that relate organizational culture to specific educational settings (K-12, higher education, etc.).
Organizational culture can be expressed in different ways, depending on the main focus of the research study or the database in which it is found.
Terms to consider:
Search for multiple terms at once using the Boolean operator or between words or phrases. It won't matter how the concept is expressed, as long as one of the terms appears in the article record (its title, abstract, subject terms, etc.). Learn more about using Boolean (AND, OR, NOT).
This will find many results. However, the articles may only mention a term and not be significantly about it.
Alternatively, you can start by searching for one term:
After your initial search, look at the Subjects in the article results to determine the likely subject term for a concept in a particular database (they often vary from database to database):
If you search for that Subject Term instead, you will capture the most relevant results:
When using subject terms, sometimes you find more results. Other times you find less. Either way, searching by subject terms increases the relevancy of results—the articles will be significantly about a concept, not just happen to mention it.
Using the strategies above, you may find hundreds to thousands of results. Refine your search by adding terms in the additional search boxes. What about organizational culture are you interested in?
Brainstorm terms that pinpoint specific aspects. Use the Corporate Culture Template (linked in your course) for ideas. Similar terms can be combined with or and entered into the boxes, for example:
After a search, look for terms of interest in the Subjects, listed in the article results. These terms will vary depending on the database. Here are some examples of what you might see and add: