Quantitative Research : Data Collection

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Quantitative research involves the collection and converting of data in numerical form to enable statistical calculations be made and conclusions drawn. It provides a measure of how people think, feel or behave and uses the statistical analysis to determine the results. However, this measurement result in numbers, or data, being collected, which is then analyzed by using quantitative research methods (Byrne, 2007). In quantitative research, data collection involves the gathering of information. There are different types of data collection: personal interviewing, telephone, mail and internet. These methods can be separated or combined. However, this paper will restate the previous week research problem, purpose, and research questions.…show more content…
Most organizational conflicts in Nigeria emerge due to the inability of the system to fulfill the collective agreement with the employees (Ekong, 2000). This leads to employees quitting from the job. Another source of conflict exists between employees; arguments and competition for promotion, position and performance being the causes. Employees resigning from jobs in large numbers could lead to lower productivity and bad organizational reputation in most situations. Conflicts are a critical part of human relationships; many organizations have devised methods to resolve them in a manner that maintains cohesion, economic stability in order to minimize negative outcomes which are certain for employees unless the conflicts between them and management are successfully managed through resolutions. With this in mind, it is worth noting that employees and management of various organizations have stressed the need for fast decisions that will encourage or support good personal relationship among people. Conflict varies and come in different forms. In the organizational setting, it comes through job retention or desires to be met, employer/employee disagreements and settlement, confidentiality reports and information sharing; all these leads to change in feeling and attitude. However, there are conflict management challenges facing many organizations in Nigeria. It is phenomenal, but can be controlled or managed. Notably, there seems to be growing importance of the
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