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Stages of the Research Process

Stages of the Research Process

Author: michael ritchey

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Purpose of Assignment
The importance of peer-reviewed studies is vital in business research.  Students will have the opportunity to find examples of peer-reviewed sources to both apply to their research in this course, but also to help understand the importance of using scholarly sources in general.  Students will also use this assignment to dig into the various stages of research including purpose, the research hypothesis, variables, and design methods.
Assignment Steps
Locate at least two peer-reviewed, business-research studies based on the industry in which you work or would like to work.
Develop a 1,050-word evaluation of the critical first stage of the research studies:
State the purpose of the business research for each study.
Determine the research questions and hypotheses being researched in each study.
Identify the dependent and independent variables being manipulated or measured in each study.
Determine if the variables are measured qualitatively or quantitatively.
Discuss the ways in which you might apply research to your current work or desired career.
Format your assignment consistent with APA guidelines.

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