•Purpose of the research
• Problem definition
• Research hypothesis (developed from the problem definition)
• Review of literature
• Business Ethical Dilemmas ( If ideas already exist)
• Sampling design
• Data collection
• Data analysis using descriptive statistics or Management science/optimization approach
•What are the questions that must be researched?
•What are the hypotheses and variables that must be considered?
•What ethical considerations must you take into account?
•Define the purpose of the research.
W3 workshop: Determine the most appropriate research design for the issue, opportunity, or problem identified in Week two.
•What quantitative collection will be used?
•Will you use an existing instrument or develop a new instrument? ? Survey? Interview? Qualitative aspects?
•What is the appropriate sampling size if less than a normal population?
•How will the sample size be determined?
Discuss the overall data analysis approach and result reporting:
Which statistical test will be used and why?
How will the results be displayed
Discuss the timing and resources required to conduct this research effort and how you will use the insights developed from the study to influence an improvement in the business process or attempt further research.