chapter 3research methodologycore course content W r i t i n g
I need the
2. chapter 1
situational Analysis ( 3 pages) AKA problem statement on the Final proposl doc. Just expand on this
Premise- AKA hypothesis/research question on the Final proposal doc.
Disclaimer and Limitations-
3. Chapter 2
Background and literature review
4. Chapter 3
Core course content- I will get more Information to you tomorrow.
I have additional information below for guidance as well as an example of what the professor wants. If you need help on how a situational analysis is supposed to go, please refer to the capstone 1000 example and or reach out to me.
Applied Research Model
1) Define Business Problem
2) Situation Analysis
3) Estimate a Budget- Only if there is one needed.
4) State Premise
5) Constraints and Limitations
6) Devise Methodology
7) Development of survey instrument
8) Conduct a pretest
9) Plan the sample
10) Collect the raw data
11) Analyze the results and development of conclusions
12) Prepare findings and recommendations
**Approval is needed before progressing beyond this point**
1) Business Problem
This is a very general / basic concept. A basic idea to initiate the study.
2) Situation Analysis
The Situation Analysis sets the stage and describes the organization that is being studied. It will discuss the type of industry or business that the organization is part of. The Situation Analysis will describe the service or products being made. Stating the quantity of products made, number of employee’s etc will identify the size of the organization. Background information about the history of the organization and industry should be included. While there is no standard it will take approximately three pages to accomplish this task adequately.
The Situation Analysis should start from the macro and progress to the micro. This section should start with a discussion of the industry from the national/international level and then move to a geographic area close to the site of study area then progress down to the unit that is being studied.
You do not need to be concerned with incurring a large financial output while working on your project. Budget also identifies time. Time is a major concern that you must consider when developing the scope of your study. Be careful not to define your study so large that you will not be able to do a complete and thorough job.
This will be one of the shortest sections of the entire project. However, while it will be a short section it is likely the most difficult portion of the paper to be written. It is a requirement that the premise be quantifiable and measurable.
5) Constraints and Disclaimers
Every study will have some constraints and limitations. Some of the limitations may not be evident until late in the study. Typical considerations limiting the study are the length of the academic term and scope of the study.
6 – 7) Methodology
While a limited number of studies will not require a survey instrument as the primary source of gathering data to validate the premise all students will develop a questionnaire. On some occasions primary data will be collected in other ways but in these instances a questionnaire will be used to support this primary data. The questionnaire will be distributed to the SME’s involved in the study.
8) Pretest Questionnaire
Before a questionnaire will be distributed for the gathering of primary data a pretest will be done. The purpose of the pretest is:
- Ensure the questionnaire is all inclusive of the data needed for the study.
- Check the readability and ease of completion of the questionnaire.