Thursday, May 16, 2019
Week Three Learning Team Reflection
Why and how do we assume business explore? This week in Business Research topics were the utilization of business research developing appropriate research questions and hypothesis, and identifying dependent and freelance variables. Week three has given us a better understanding of how to conduct business research. There are several purposes for business research. One major purpose would be to endanger and address problems and issues concerning the business. Another purpose is to improve strategies and tactics of the business.With business research one could define the strategies, and tactics, monitor lizard them, and refine them. Business research is also used to help increase the knowledge and understanding of the different fields of management (Cooper & Schindler, 2011). Developing the appropriate research questions and hypothesis is crucial in the research border as the well thought out questions will focus the tecs attention to the most pertinent aspects of the issue, op portunity or dilemma. Poorly defined questions may cause the research to go in misguided and irrelevant directions.Although in that respect are many types of questions that management bear pose during the research process, there are four basic categories of research questions contained in what is known as the management-research question hierarchy (Cooper & Schindler, 2011). These plane questions are management, research, investigative, and measurement. Each will focus the researchers efforts onto a specific aspect of the dilemma. In research, a proposition is a statement made concerning an observable phenomena that seat be deemed true or false. This proposition is the foundation of what will be formulated as the hypotheses of our research.The hypotheses are of a tentative and mantic nature (Cooper & Schindler, 2011). In the hypotheses we assign variables to a given case. There are four types of hypotheses. They are descriptive, correlational, explanatory, and relational. The p urpose of the hypotheses is to guide the study identify relevant facts suggest the appropriate style of research and provide a framework for organizing the conclusions. Finally, a strong hypothesis is adequate, testable, and better than its rivals. Researchers use variables when testing hypotheses.They study the cause and do relationships among variables, or independent and dependent variables. The independent variable causes the effect of the dependent variable. Researchers typically manipulate the independent variable while monitoring its effect on the dependent variable. In this cause and effect study, the researcher will hypothesize how the independent variable affects the dependent variable. These cause and effect studies finish conclude a multitude of effects, answering important questions related to business research. How can we increase productivity, sales, morale among employees, integrity, etc.?How can we reduce fraud, waste, loss, etc.? Exploration and the information g athered from it is often the primary contributing factor in effective business research. This week the learning team discussed objectives related to the purpose of business research. The team realised that the purposes of business research include addressing problems and issues, improving strategies and tactics, and increasing knowledge and understanding. The team also conferred on the determine of developing appropriate research questions and hypotheses, agreeing that appropriate research questions and hypothesis are crucial.Effectively defined questions can take research in a well-structured and relevant direction, and a strong hypothesis is valuable in establishing the substance and structure of the research. Finally, the team conferred on the use of independent and dependent variables in research. The team deduced that researchers can use the cause and effect relationship between the two types of variables manipulating the independent variables to study the effect on the depe ndent variables to their advantage in answering many business research questions.