Research Methodology Test : A Research Proposal

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Research Methodology Test By Emma Young 1. Business Research Business research involves methodical and objective gathering of knowledge, information and facts which can then be used to help make or enhance business and problem solving decisions. This type of research usually includes reporting, descriptive, predictive and explanatory studies (lecture notes). An example of business research might be the processing and gathering of a company’s sales information, which is then presented in a sales report that might include recommendations for improving sales and demand. 2. Developing a Research Proposal The seven stages in developing a research proposal are: 1. Problem Discovery 2. Problem Definition 3. Research Design 4. Sampling 5.…show more content…
Secondary resources might include a literature review of books, newspapers, articles and information from databases. Data gathering is significant as it is the basis for findings and conclusions, which are then used to make recommendations. When gathering data, it is important to pay attention to ethical data collection requirements and practises. Conclusions and Report. Finally, conclusions and reporting involve presenting your research proposal. The report should contain a definition of the problem, your objectives, research questions, hypotheses if applicable, a summary of your research design, findings from primary and secondary resources, conclusions and recommendations. When presenting the research proposal, it is important to take note of its readability, understandability, pace and tone. 3. Surveys: Cross-sectional vs. Longitudinal Characteristic Cross-sectional Surveys Longitudinal Surveys Type of Research Cross-sectional and longitudinal studies are both observational studies. Cross-sectional and longitudinal studies are both observational studies. Scope A cross-sectional survey takes a snapshot of a population or situation. This type of survey allows the researcher to make comparisons between population groups at a specific point in time. Only one contact with the study population is required. Longitudinal surveys gather data from the same population or subjects more than once over a period of time. This
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