An I/O professional has the unique opportunity to both participate in research for the development of the field and apply in practice the fruits of such research efforts. I/O professionals may suggest new lines of research or even conduct their own scientific studies. Conversely, I/O professionals may choose to focus exclusively on the practitioner side of the continuum.

Using the Argosy University online library resources, locate an empirical article that represents a strong example of the dual nature of I/O research and practice. Then, do the following:

  • Analyze and critique the article by following the Argosy University online article critique guidelines.
  • Clearly indicate the elements in the article that are I/O research-oriented and those that are I/O-applied practice-oriented.
  • Considering your own career aspirations, explain where you think you will be on the research, practitioner, or scholar continuum.

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