Dr. Kaoru Ishikawa

Prepare a biographical paper on Dr. Ishikawa. The format of the paper should conform to the Publication Manual for the American Psychological Association (APA), 6th edition, for the title page, text, citations, references, and so forth. The paper involves researching and writing a short biography on Dr. Kaoru Ishikawa. Just who is Kaoru Ishikawa? Prepare a 1000-word biographical paper on Ishikawa, describing his contributions to quality. You should not limit your research to online materials. Two of his books are excellent sources: What is Total Quality Control: The Japanese Way (1985) and Guide to Quality Control (1976). Research Dr. Ishikawa’s life and work to determine the impacts that he has had in the world. You will define the quality leader’s significant contributions to modern quality practices in terms of major impacts in a specific organization. The paper will enable you to understand; Ishikawa’s key ideas, how Ishikawa has influenced quality practices throughout the world, how his ideas fit into total quality management, and the implications of Ishikawa’s ideas for the future of quality. The paper will be a short biography on Kaoru Ishikawa of at least 1,000 words, not including the title page and references. Use at least three sources. All references are to be from academic journals, professional or academic textbooks, authored websites, or standard business publications, such as The Wall Street Journal. Not more that 15% of the content can be taken directly from all sources. This means if Turnitin is used, then the similarity index must be 15% or lower. The final score will be reduced by one point for each percentage point over 15%. NOTE: Wikipedia and un-authored websites are not acceptable sources. Do not use these types of sources, otherwise you will lose points. Content: – Cover page: Include the person you prepared the paper for, who prepared it, and the date. – Introduction: In APA format, the introduction is understood to be the first content of your work; thus, it does NOT require a title. – The body of your work should; include titles to identify different areas that you address, state the main ideas, major points in each idea, and supporting information, break down each main idea you will use in the body of your paper, show some type of division, such as separate sections that are labeled, separate groups of paragraphs, or headers, include all graphs, charts and images to support ideas, and include the information you found during your research and investigation. – Summarizing is similar to paraphrasing, but it presents the gist of the material in fewer words than the original. An effective summary identifies the main ideas and major support points from the body of your report. Minor details are left out. – References: APA-formatted references. Writing: – Apply a three-step process of writing: plan, write, and complete. – Prepare an outline of your research paper before you go forward. – Complete a first draft, and then go back to edit, evaluate, and make any changes required. – Use visual communication if it will help clarify and support your work. Any material that can be removed and not affect the clarity of your work is essentially filler and should be avoided. Filler distracts from the flow of your work and will most likely cause you to lose points. Suggested Topic Outline: – Cover Page – Introduction – Overview of the paper – Purpose and importance of the effort – Background – Personal background and life history (education, family life, living situations, etc.) – Primary work and significant accomplishments – Summary of his philosophy – Summary of what he was focused on accomplishing in terms of quality – Reviews and highlights of his books, articles, and manuscripts – Detailed description of his key ideas, concepts, and quality approach – Description of results he achieved personally from his life work – Summary of his influence on quality and total quality management (TQM) – Conclusion – Summarize the key points of your paper. – References