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RES 351 ENTIRE COURSE

RES 351 Week 1 Individual Assignment Current Events in Business Research

Write a 300-word summary of the business research process by describing the business research process from your experience in the workplace or in an article you find through the University Library.

The research process shall include the following major steps: clarifying the research question, proposing research, designing the research project, data collection and preparation, data analysis and interpretation and reporting the results (see chapter 4).

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RES 351 Week 1 DQS

DQ 1

How would you define business research? What is the purpose of business research?


DQ 2

What is good research? What are the different characteristics of scientific method and why is the scientific method important to business research?


DQ 3

What are the different major steps in a research process? Which step is more critical in the research process and why?




RES 351 Week 2 Learning Team Assignment Business Research Ethics-iPAD

Assume your team members were contracted as a research supplier to Apple during the development of the iPad, introduced in 2010. What ethical issues would have influenced your firm’s behavior in its involvement with this project?


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RES 351 Week 2 DQS


DQ 1

Explain the meaning of the term variable.
What is the difference between discrete vs. continuous variable? Provide examples.


DQ 2

What are the four different types of measurement scales (level of measurement)? Explain the meaning of these scales? Provide examples for each of these scales.


DQ 3

What is the difference between a sample and population? What is sample size? Provide examples.
Explain the meaning of the term hypothesis. What is the meaning of descriptive hypothesis? Provide an example.
What is the meaning of explanatory (causal) hypothesis? Provide an example.


DQ 4

What are the eight different descriptors of research design? Explain the differences between (a) Exploratory vs. Formal study (b) Experimental vs. Ex post facto (c) Descriptive vs. Causal (d) Cross-sectional vs. longitudinal (e) Field vs. Laboratory vs. simulation environment
Describe the situations where each of these options will be used?




RES 351 Week 3 Individual Assignment Understanding Business Research Terms and Concepts: Part 1



Resource: University of Phoenix Material: Understanding Business Research Terms and Concepts: Part 1
Complete the University of Phoenix Material: Understanding Business Research Terms and Concepts: Part 1.



RES 351 Week 3 Learning Team Assignment Preparing to Conduct Business Research: Part 1


Finalize the issue, opportunity, or problem facing your organization which you identified in week 2.
Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper that addresses the following questions:

What are the research questions?
What are the hypotheses?
What variables are to be considered?
What ethical considerations must you take into account?

Discuss the significance, scope, magnitude and feasibility of finding a solution to the issue, opportunity, or problem.
Define the purpose of the research.
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RES 351 Week 3 DQS


DQ 1

Which type of research design— exploratory, descriptive, or causal—is appropriate for the following examples?
 A car manufacturer wants to know the demographics of people who purchase their new battery car.

 A soft drink manufacturer is considering hiring a famous sports person to endorse its products.

 A manufacturer investigates whether consumers will buy a new pill that replaces eating a meal.


DQ 2

What is the meaning of nonprobability vs. probability sampling? What are the different types of nonprobability sampling? Give examples.


DQ 3

Describe Focus group interviews. In what scenarios focus groups are valuable?

In what situations, do you use Telephone focus group vs. Online focus group vs. Videoconferencing focus group?


DQ 4

Under what situations, observation studies are useful? What are the strengths and limitations of observation approach in research design? Describe a situation where you will use observation study?


RES 351 Week 4 Individual Assignment Understanding Business Research Terms and Concepts: Part 2

Resource: University of Phoenix Material: Understanding Business Research Terms and Concepts: Part 2
Complete the University of Phoenix Material: Understanding Business Research Terms and Concepts: Part 2.

Which type of research design— exploratory, descriptive, or causal—is appropriate for the given examples? Explain why.



RES 351 Week 4 Learning Team Assignment Preparing to Conduct Business Research: Part 2

Review the information collected for Preparing to Conduct Business Research: Part 1, completed in Week Three.

Develop or select the instruments your team will use to collect data. Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper that addresses the following questions:


Determine the most appropriate research design (Descriptive/ Causal /Exploratory) for the issue, opportunity, or problem identified in Week Three. Explain why two other research designs were not used.
What data collection instrument(s) will be used? Survey? Interview?
Will you use an existing survey instrument or develop a new survey instrument?

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RES 351 Week 4 DQS


DQ 1

YouTube Video_Random Sampling
Class, we all need to understand the meaning of random sampling method--please watch the video on random samplinghttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOtRz5s-_3E&feature=related. This is a video from YouTube and the reference is listed below.
Class, did you understand meaning of the word "Random" sampling? What do you think of sampling examples provided in this YouTube video?


DQ 2

Explain reasons for sampling; What are the differences between sample and census?


DQ 3

Define different sampling methods—simple random, systematic, stratified, cluster, convenience, judgment, quota, and snowball. Give examples for each.


DQ 4

In the sampling design, how will you explain the following?
 What is the target population?
 What are the parameters of interest?
 What is the sampling frame?
 What size sample is needed? In the sampling design, how will you explain the following?
 What is the target population?
 What are the parameters of interest?
 What is the sampling frame?
 What size sample is needed?







RES 351 Week 5 Learning Team Assignment Preparing to Conduct Business Research: Part 3

Build on Preparing to Conduct Business Research: Part 1, completed in Week Three, and Preparing to Conduct Business Research: Part 2, completed in Week Four.

Describe how you will sample the population:

What is the appropriate sampling method?
What sampling frame will be used?
What is the appropriate sampling size?
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?

Combine the three parts of the Preparing to Conduct Business
Research assignment to develop a cohesive research proposal of no more than 2,450 words.

Include the following elements:

Research problem and purpose
Significance, scope, magnitude, and feasibility of finding a solution to the issue, opportunity, or problem
Research question, hypothesis, and variables
Research design
Instrument you developed or selected
Sampling method
Overall data analysis approach
Result reporting
Ethical considerations

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