1)When You Developed Your Research Proposal, What Did You

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1) When you developed your research proposal, what did you think Happy Dogs’ research need was? a. What was the problem they faced? What information did you think they needed to address it and improve their HRM practices? In my proposal, I identified minor objectives relating to retention. I then identified that all of these objectives had the verb ‘identify’ or a synonym of the verb. This led me to the problem of, and research needs relating to ‘unknown cause of walker retention’. I conveyed the information needed within the problem itself, as the ‘cause’ of walker retention. I believe this information would address the problem, and improve on organisational practices by identifying their current core HR rigidity. b. How did you think…show more content…
3) Interpret Megan’s feedback. a. What does Megan’s feedback tell you about how you could improve the way you defined Happy Dogs’ research need and the information they need to address their problem? Megan’s feedback elaborated on my lack of systematic ‘what, who and how’ of various aspects, including my definition of Happy Dogs’ research need(s). From my interpretation, I could improve the way I define the problem by incorporating, what the research problems is (and affects), who the research problem impacts (and who can help resolve the problem), and how the research problem can be resolved. b. What does Megan’s feedback tell you about how you could improve the way you designed or explained your research design to get them the information they need? Implementing an overview of my research design would convey a ‘big picture’ to the audience. From my interpretation, I believe if I were to incorporate this into my explanation of my design, it would enable the audience to contextually understand what exactly the research design is, and how it ascertains the desired information; without any later confusion associated with overtly complex rhetoric. 4) Evaluate what you have learned from Megan’s feedback. If you were presenting your proposal to Megan again, a. What new insights do you now have about defining a research problem and a research need? How would you now explain Happy Dogs’ research

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