Question;Week;1;D1;For;the weeks following, you will develop a proposal to conduct a research project;to resolve an issue, it might be something your supervisor or the CEO would ask;you to ? look into and come up with a recommendation next month.? Identify a;problem and write a description of the background relating to a particular;research problem (or need). An actual business problem should be indicated;(topics generally come from the student?s workplace or an area of interest).;You;will need to get approval from your instructor to ensure the topic is;appropriate and not to complex for the assignment.;At;least 3 academic references are expected, cited in-text and referenced in;proper APA format.;Dq2;Research and provide an explanation and;definition of validity, and illustrate an example to demonstrate validity;and lack of validity. Complete the same steps for reliability, and discuss why;reliability and validity are important in research?;Use at least 3 academic sources to support your analysis.;Week 2;Dq1;Research;and discuss effective means of conducting research. Your discussion should;cover appropriate academic sources, different forms of research (primary;secondary, qualitative, quantitative), and the scientific method.;At;least 3 academic references are expected, cited in-text and referenced in;proper APA format.;Dq2;Using the problem you identified in the;week one forums, you will need to build the theoretical framework of your;research project. Locate a minimum of 3 relevant research articles to support;the problem you identified with a brief description of each article chosen as;it relates/supports the problem. To perform this research, you will need to use;the LiNC?s research database to locate appropriate articles.Note:A tutorial on how to conduct research;using ProQuest can be found in the week 1 Readings & Resources;folder.;Your;reference list should be formatted correctly using APA guidelines with your;synopsis following (Research;Reference List Example).;Week 3;Dq1;Often;people refuse to participate in surveys. I'm sure you have been at the;mall and tried to avoid the girl with the clipboard. Maybe you hung up on;the guy who called and asked for a few moments of your time. You may even;throw away surveys when you get them in the mail. This is an;inconvenience. Companies know it as an inconvenience, but they need;valuable information. Sometimes companies will offer incentives (money;food, coupons, etc.) for participating in their surveys. Incentives may;work for some people and not for others. The trick is to offer an;incentive that will get the right type of participant to respond (and only that;type of participant). For example, the makers of Organic Foods, Inc., may;want to get some feedback on a new organic product. The researchers may;not want to offer a free pack of "chemical candy" as an incentive.;People who eat candy with dyes and chemicals aren't organic consumers.;Also the researcher must pick a survey method (live interviews;telephone, mail, internet) that will drive the desired person to participate.;Here's;the situation. Chrysler wants some information about what features people;want added in the next version of its mini van. Pick the proper incentive;and survey method (in-person, mail, phone, Internet, etc.) that will get;mini van drivers and only mini van drivers to respond. Explain your;answer.;Use;at least 3 academic sources to support your answer.;Dq2;Following;the specific guidelines on survey construction and development outlined inyour text, develop a survey to be a;self-administered, telephone, or an in-person interview survey (Sample Surveys). The survey should have 10-15 questions;accompanied by a brief background of the problem you are trying to measure (it;can be the same problem you identified in week one. If you use a tool such as;survey monkey to create your survey, include the link with your answer. As;survey monkey only allows you to create a 10 question survey for free, build;your survey with 8-10 questions, 2-3 demographic questions, 1 open ended;question, and 5-6 (multiple choice, multiple response or Likert scale);questions.).;At;least 3 academic references are expected, cited in-text and referenced in;proper APA format.;Week 4;Dq1;Page;4 of 7;Using;the survey created in week three, administer it 5 individuals (e.g., friends;colleagues, etc).Based upon your pilot, what recommendations, revisions need to;be made to improve the survey for it to be a reliable instrument of;measurement?;At;least 3 academic references are expected, cited in-text and referenced in;proper APA format.;Dq2;One of the major problems facing the;designer of a survey instrument concerns the assumptions made. Research;and discuss what are the major "problem assumptions"? How can a;designer avoid them? Should he avoid them?;At;least 3 academic references are expected, cited in-textand referenced in;proper APA format.;Week 5;Dq1;Over;the past two weeks you have worked with a survey extensively. Provide a;discussion of the challenges you encountered in developing and conducting this;survey, and make at least three recommendations in regards to the problem based;on the data collected from administering your survey during its pilot.;At;least 3 academic references are expected, cited in-text and referenced in;proper APA format.;Dq2;Tell me about a research project that;you read or saw while in this course. If you can't think of one, find one;in a newspaper, magazine, or academic journal. Explain why it was a valid;research project or an invalid research project - explain to me based off of;what you learned in this course.;At least 3 academic references are expected, cited in-text and;referenced in proper APA format.;Week 6;Dq1;Based off of what you may have already known about research and based;off of what you learned in this course, what do you think is the best way for;an organization to 'train' an employee to do business research?;At least 3 academic references are expected, cited in-text and;referenced in proper APA format.;Dq2;So far in the six weeks of course, we have talked a lot about data;analysis methods, how to research, collect and interpret data. What have you;seen/read in the media or news recently that might enable you to apply what you;have learned thus far to a current event? Please post the link as well as the;tool you might use to analyze the interpretation.;At least 3 academic references are expected, cited in-text and;referenced in proper APA format.;Week 7;Dq1;We;have analyzed research and read journals to understand and analyze the;outcomes. What are the next steps for each of you as you look to future work?;What might you want to explore more? What surprised you during the course and;what was different than you expected?;At;least 3 academic references are expected, cited in-textand referenced in;proper APA format.;Dq2;You have now seven weeks of business research - what did you learn? How;has what you have learned changed how you will think about research and do;research?;Use at least 3 academic sources to support your answer.
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