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Primary Task Response: Within the Discussion Board area, write 200–300 words 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:
Part 1: 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.
Part 2: Selecting a Research Topic
- Using the worksheets in chapter 6 (pp. 37–41) and the Web sites, examine how you would determine what area you will focus on for your research project and what questions you might be asking.
- Select your research topic.
- Utilizing the CTU Library, locate 1 peer-reviewed journal article that reports the findings of a qualitative study on or related to your research topic and 1 that reports the findings of a quantitative study on or related to your topic (you will need to cite both in your response). These articles will start to build your literature review and the rationale for your research project. For example, if you want to investigate starting an online business to sell your homemade product, you may have to use the bigger topic of selling online or starting a business for your quantitative and qualitative articles.
- Provide citations and references for your articles in accordance with APA guidelines, as needed and appropriate.
Responses to Other Students:( POST NEEDING RESPONSES ARE BELOW) Respond to at least 2 of your fellow classmates with at least a 100-word reply about their Primary Task Response regarding items you found to be compelling and enlightening. To help you with your discussion, please consider the following questions:
- What did you learn from your classmate’s posting?
- What additional questions do you have after reading the posting?
- What clarification do you need regarding the posting?
- What differences or similarities do you see between your posting and other classmates’ postings?
****** post #1 THERESA
-Explain the differences between academic and business research approaches.
“Academic research approach is the process where a student in a specific field of study undertakes a topic, conducts evaluation of the different aspects of that topic and presents the findings in a written form.” (Polish Translation.net, 2019) Academic research also helps students to discover, analyze and conduct a detailed strategy to help academically. “A business research approach includes ways of gathering information about an industry and it’s competition or the opportunities available that are relevant to conducting research.” (Biz Fluent, 2019) Some of the ways in which information is gathered when it comes to conducting business research include interviewing clients, conducting surveys, having focus groups and searching the internet.
-Explain which research approach you as a researcher would choose (quantitative, qualitative, or business) for your particular research question/problem.
I would use quantitative research to gather data because with quantitative research I can separate measures so that they can be counted and I could draw conclusions from them. Quantitative measures includes surveys, structured interviews, observations and reviews of records or documents. I think this process would be helpful when measuring the success of a company based on their production and tying that in with the morale of the company. When employees are happy they are more productive and less likely to call out sick. Studies show that when the morale of a company is high the company tends to be more productive.
Part 2: Selecting a Research Topic
-Select your research topic.
The topic that I chose to research is the different ways you can boost employee morale within an organization and why it is important to keep the morale up. Keeping the morale up in a business is so important because it gives employees a sense of appreciation and value. There are various ways you can boost the company morale. This includes holiday parties, company luncheons, fixing problems and not just covering them up, investing in employee training, being transparent with promotions, encouraging team innovation, setting a good example and keeping the work environment fun.
******POST #2 CHRISTINA
When you think of research, what do you think of? Well that would all depend on what kind of research you are doing and who its for. For example, you have research that you do for academic reasons and research that you do business reasons. So, with that being said, what is the difference between academic and business research approaches? When it comes to academic writing the style used is a formal writing. Which is a writing using third person. Business writing is a less formal writing, where you can use any point of view to write what you have to say or what you have found. Another major difference between academic and business writing is that when writing something for academic purposes you need to focus on facts and business writing focuses on opinions. There are a few ways to approach research. These ways are using a quantitative research style, a qualitative style, or a business style. Quantitative research involves statistics and even mathematical tools to find the desired results one could look for. Qualitative research focuses more on the why than the what of the topic being researched. Business research focuses on the detailed information to the point where you can form your own opinion. As a constant researcher, I would have to say that when it comes down to choosing a certain research approach I would have to go with the business research style of writing to answer any question or problem I have. When it comes down to academic and business research approach, its best to have all of the facts laid out for everyone to get a clear understanding. The reason behind this is that way there isn’t any problems down the road or that way no one gets confused and feels like they are left out.
For my research topic I would like to explore what the possible effects that Instagram has on professional photographers. I chose this topic because I am an avid Instagram user and a amateur photographer and am interested to see how deep Instagram has on professional photographers. I like to dive deep into things that revolve around photography.
The instagram effect. (2012, 01). Wired, 20, 34-n/a. Retrieved from https://proxy.cecybrary.com/login?url=https://search-proquest-com.proxy.cecybrary.com/docview/919997290?accountid=144789
Puet, B. (2017, October 04). Instagram, Social Media, and the Professional Photographer. Retrieved April 5, 2019, from https://www.lifewire.com/how-professional-photographers-can-use-instagram-4059707