Research Strategies : understanding of qualitative, quantitative, mixed and action research methods

Demonstrate an understanding of qualitative, quantitative, mixed and action research methods Primary Task Response: Within the Discussion Board area, write 1- 2 page that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas. In this class, you will develop a research proposal based on a business, organizational problem, or topic that you want to explore. If you need help in finding a problem to explore, check the Successful Business Research textbook, chapter 6, for more on asking the right questions. Also, the following Web sites can assist in finding an organizational issue: • History of Quality Management • Total Quality Management Information Types of Research Discuss the following: • Explain the differences between academic and business research approaches. • Explain which research approach you as a researcher would choose (quantitative, qualitative, or business) for your particular research question/problem. Selecting a topic for your research proposal • Using the worksheets in chapter 6 (pp. 37–41) (attached) and the Web sites, examine how you would determine what area you will focus on for your research proposal and what questions you might be asking. • Select your research topic. • Locate 1 peer-reviewed journal article that reports the findings of a qualitative study on or related to your research topic and 1 peer-reviewed journal article that reports the findings of a quantitative study on or related to your topic. • Save these articles because they will be a part of your start to build your rationale for your research project. References BusinessKnowledgeSource.com. (2010). Total quality management information. Retrieved from http://businessknowledgesource.com/manufacturing/cat_total_quality_management.html Business Performance Improvement Resource. (2018). History of quality. Retrieved from http://www.bpir.com/total-quality-management-history-of-tqm-and-business-excellence-bpir.com.html

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