Empirical research is the foundation to scholarly research and scholarly writing. An empirical article is defined as one that presents original research conducted or personally observed by the author(s). The articles you select will include the following elements: a description of the study, an introduction, a research question, an explanation of the study’s methodology, a presentation of the results of the study, and a conclusion that discusses the results and suggests topics for further study. This assignment will help you locate and identify empirical research studies in the area of leadership ethics.
Go to the GCU library. Use the “Find Journal Articles” search feature found on the home page of the GCU eLibrary to locate three empirical articles on leadership practices that relate to the ethical use of power, authority, persuasion, and/or motivation. You may use the “Empirical Research Checklist” to determine if a study is empirical.