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RES 320 Week 1 DQs & Summary

Week 1 DQ 1

How can you protect the rights of confidentiality within a research project? Under what conditions might people answer questions differently if they are promised confidentiality?

Week 1 DQ 2

You company is interested in evaluating customer satisfaction with a new handheld computer product. What are the general research methods that you should consider in developing this research? How would you ensure the ethical integrity of this research?

Week 1 Summary

Discuss three new terms you learned this week in the discussion or reading assignments.

Provide critical analysis as to why you think these concepts are valuable in the workplace setting.

Outline how you or your management can apply them in your current work environment to gain invaluable information on a process, product, service or workflow.

RES 320 Week 1 Individual Asignment Business Research Applications Paper

Resource: Assigned readings, Electronic Reserve Readings, the Internet, and other resources

Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper. In this paper be sure to address:

Describe how research is used in your organization or an organization with which you are familiar and how it can be used more effectively.

Detail current research and the areas in which you think more research is needed.

Format your paper according to APA standards.

RES 320 Week 2 DQs & Summary

Week 2 DQ 1

When is it appropriate to administer a personal interview, telephone survey, or self-administered questionnaire? In your response provide an example as you may have experienced personally or that you have confirmed from reading an article or other source. Explain the benefit of one versus the other in the context of administration and data collection.

Week 2 DQ 2

What are the circumstances in which qualitative analysis is appropriate (provide an example)? When are secondary data sufficient to answer a research question? How would you decide which survey method is appropriate to a particular management question?

Week 2 Summary

Discuss three new terms you learned this week in the discussion or reading assignments.

Provide critical analysis as to why you think these concepts are valuable in the workplace setting.

Outline how you or your management can apply them in your current work environment to gain invaluable information on a process, product, service or workflow.

RES 320 Week 2 Individual Assignments from the Readings

Resources:Business Research Methods

Write a 150-word response to each of the following questions:

Chapter 5: Discussion Questions 2 and 3

Chapter 7: Discussion Questions 1, 2, and 5

Chapter Five

2. Define the distinction between primary, secondary, and tertiary sources in a secondary search.
3. What problems of secondary data quality must researchers face? How can they deal with them?

Chapter Seven

1. How does qualitative (good or bad) research differ from quantitative (numbers) research?
2. How do data from qualitative (good or bad) research differ from data in quantitative (numbers) research?
5. Assume you are a manufacturer of small kitchen electrics, like Hamilton Beach/Proctor Silex, and you want to determine if some innovative designs with unusual shapes and colors developed for the European market could be successfully marketed in the U.S. market.

What qualitative (good or bad) research would you recommend, and why?

RES 320 Week 3 DQs & Summary

Week 3 DQ 1

What are the ethical implications of observing employees without their knowledge? Are these implications different when observing customers?

Week 3 DQ 2

How do you know that your experimental research results can be generalized to the population? What is the best experimental design to test the effectiveness of a new weight loss drug?

Week 3 Summary

Discuss three new terms you learned this week in the discussion or reading assignments.

Provide critical analysis as to why you think these concepts are valuable in the workplace setting.

Outline how you or your management can apply them in your current work environment to gain invaluable information on a process, product, service or workflow.

RES 320 Week 3 Individual Assignment Experimentation Critique

Resource: University Library

Find a research report that uses experimentation.

Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word critique on that experiment.

Describe the independent and dependent variables used in the study.

Comment on the sampling used to gather subjects, as well as on the reliability and validity of the study.

Only journal articles reporting actual experimentation are appropriate for this assignment—magazine or newspaper articles, opinion pieces, and commentaries are not appropriate. Here are some tips for selecting an appropriate article:

·  If using the ProQuest database, check the box next to “Scholarly journals, including peer-reviewed.”

·  Look for an abstract at the beginning of the article.

·  Make sure the article includes a description of the independent and dependent variables and the sampling plan.

Format yourpaper according to APA standards.

RES 320 Week 4 DQs & Summary

Week 4 DQ 1

What insights about the use of scaling were you able to glean from the article? What are some implications shared by the author relative to using the various types of scales for research? How can you apply this article in the development of your scaling study assignment for this week?

Week 4 DQ 2

Which type of attitude scale would you use to question children between the ages of 7 and 10? For what population would you use a graphical rating scale? Provide an application example in your response.

Week 4 Summary

Discuss three new terms you learned this week in the discussion or reading assignments.

Provide critical analysis as to why you think these concepts are valuable in the workplace setting.

Outline how you or your management can apply them in your current work environment to gain invaluable information on a process, product, service or workflow.

RES 320 Week 4 Individual Assignment Scaling Study

Resources: Assigned readings, Electronic Reserve Readings, the Internet, and other sources

Develop a short questionnaire of 5 to 10 questions and distribute it to at least ten people.

Use at least two different types of questions in the survey.

Analyze the responses and comment on the validity and reliability of your questionnaire.

Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper in which you describe your results from this short study.

Format your paper according to APA standards.

RES 320 Week 5 DQs & Summary

Week 5 DQ 1

Suppose the customers of a restaurant say the food they have been served is not hot. How would you address this complaint? What research methodology would be most appropriate?

Week 5 DQ 2

How would a report presented to the president of your company differ from one presented to employees? How would you present this to other stakeholders such as stockholders, customers, and the general public?

Week 5 Summary

What were the three learning goals you had for the class?

Were those objectives accomplished?

How do plan to use those in your professional work environment in an upcoming project or day to day?

RES 320 Week 5 Learning Team Final Project Research Report and Presentation

Resource: University of Phoenix Material, Project Overview

Part 1

Find and summarize 8 to 10 articles that are pertinent to the research topic selected.

Show how these secondary sources relate to the research topic.

Part 2

Address the role that might be played by qualitative research, quantitative research, secondary data, and survey research. Once decisions are reached about the approach and techniques to be used, the Learning Team should:

Work on a sampling plan for the project.

·  Consider the population in which you are interested.

·  What type of sampling plan is needed to select a representative sample? Consider the costs of the different sampling plans.

·  List the advantages and disadvantages of the various types of sampling plans

·  Select one of these for the project.

Part 3

The Learning Team should focus on questions that will be part of a survey used to research the topic. Consider the various types of questions you could ask on this survey:

·  What are some of the advantages and disadvantages of the various types of questions, given your research methods, population, and sample?

·  Select a type of question most appropriate to your purposes and choose a response scale.

·  Develop five to ten questions that are representative of the survey you are proposing.

Part 4

Assemble the final report and presentation with the appropriate headings to reflect each Part of the assignment covered.

Prepare the research proposal on your topic, along with the hypothetical results.

Determine who the audience is for the report and presentation. In most cases, this is the upper management of the company.

FYI: Your PPT presentation is worth 5 points of the total Project points.

Graded deliverable: Final corrected Learning Team Final Project document (based on CWE, Plagiarism findings and my feedback) and final PowerPoint presentation 10-15 slides with speakers notes

Format consistent with APA guidelines.