business decision situation that requires action

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Unit Assignments

Unit I Mini Project

Using Exhibits 6.4 and 6.5 from Chapter 6 in your textbook as guidelines, respond to the following statements. You are not required to submit the responses, but use your answers as the foundation for the assignment listed below.

Identify a business decision situation that requires action in your organization. Be clear and succinct.

Assess the current situation.

Identify two symptoms.

Identify likely problems causing each symptom.

Write a decision statement (this is always a question).

Identify research objective (potential result) that corresponds to the decision statement.

Restate research objective in the form of a question (known as the research question).

Develop a hypothesis by (1) reviewing the research objectives and identifying the variables and (2) specifying the variables in a declarative statement and describing the direction of the relationship.

Write a two-page paper based on the information from your responses. The paper should include the following headings:

Current Situation, Problem Statement, Research Objective, Research Question(s),and Hypothesis. Be sure to include atitle page and a reference page. Use correct APA formatting when writing your paper.

NOTE: This assignment is part of the Unit VIII Research Proposal. This assignment must be submitted in sequence (i.e., Unit I must be submitted and graded by the professor, who will provide feedback to the student before he or she can progress to the Unit II assignment). The student assignment will be graded according to the assigned rubric. The professor will grade and annotate items that need to be corrected by the student. This feedback from the professor will help the student correct any discrepancies before compiling this assignment into the Research Proposal. This will help the student achieve a better review/grade for the Research Proposal.

Information about accessing the Blackboard Grading Rubric for this assignment is provided below.

Unit II Mini Project

Write a three- to five-page literature review on your selected topic. Ensure your literature review has the following:

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Introduction: Provide an overview of the topic. Explain why the question is important and a brief description of theresearch design. State the purpose of conducting the literature review. Discuss major trends in the field. Explain how the literature review will be organized.

Body: Discuss the current status of the topic. Organize this section according to the previously mentioned themes orsomething similar. Discuss relationships that may exist in the literature.

Conclusion: Highlight major points discussed in the previous sections. Be sure to relate the information back to thepurpose and relevance of the research.

Include a minimum of five sources. Three of the sources must be from peer-reviewed journals. Use and follow APA style for this assignment.

NOTE: This assignment is part of the Unit VIII Research Proposal. This assignment must be submitted in sequence (i.e., Unit II must be submitted and graded by the professor, who will provide feedback to the student before he or she can progress to the Unit IV assignment). The student assignment will be graded according to the assigned rubric. The professor will grade and annotate items that need to be corrected by the student. This feedback from the professor will help the student correct any discrepancies before compiling this assignment into the Research Proposal. This will help the student achieve a better review/grade for the Research Proposal.

Information about accessing the Blackboard Grading Rubric for this assignment is provided below.

Unit IV Mini Project

Write a two- to three-page report discussing the sampling design for the proposal.

Generate a sampling design that will yield the best results for your research objective. Include the following information:

1. Researchthe objective.

2. Description of the population: Process for identifying the target population and selecting the sampling frame

3. Describe the sampling procedures (convenience, quota, simple random), and justify your rationale for choosingthe procedure(s).

4. Determinethe sample size using one of the techniques from Chapter 17.

5. Calculatethe confidence interval at 90%, 95%, and 99% to get an interval estimate, and explain the results. (Click

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7. Identifythe different types of biases that are likely to occur and explain what steps you will take to minimize them.

8. Conclusion: Highlight the major points discussed in the previous sections. Be sure to relate the information backto the purpose and relevance of the research.

You must use correct APA formatting when writing your paper. All references used, including the textbook, must be cited.

NOTE: This assignment is part of the Unit VIII Research Proposal. This assignment must be submitted in sequence (i.e., Unit IV must be submitted and graded by the professor, who will provide feedback to the student before he or she can progress to the Unit V assignment). The student assignment will be graded according to the assigned rubric. The professor will grade and annotate items that need to be corrected by the student. This feedback from the professor will help the student correct any discrepancies before compiling this assignment into the Research Proposal. This will help the student achieve a better review/grade for the Research Proposal.

Information about accessing the Blackboard Grading Rubric for this assignment is provided below.

Unit V Mini Project

Write a two-page paper describing a basic experimental design for the proposal.

Design a basic experiment to assess a cause and effect relationship based on your research question. Include the following information:

1. Researchthe objective.

2. Explainif the design is a true experiment or a quasi-experiment. Justify your selection.

3. Developa hypothesis based on your research question.
4. Evaluateyour hypothesis according to the characteristics provided in the lecture. Be specific.

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5. Describe the independent variables, blocking variables, dependent variables, and extraneous variables.

6. Explainhow you plan to deal with issues related to internal and external validity. Be specific.

7. Conclusion: Highlight the major points discussed in the previous sections. Be sure to relate the information backto the purpose and relevance of the research.

You must use correct APA formatting when writing your paper. All references used, including the textbook, must be cited.

NOTE: This assignment is part of the Unit VIII Research Proposal. This assignment must be submitted in sequence (i.e., Unit V must be submitted and graded by the professor, who will provide feedback to the student before he or she can progress to the Unit VI assignment). The student assignment will be graded according to the assigned rubric. The professor will grade and annotate items that need to be corrected by the student. This feedback from the professor will help the student correct any discrepancies before compiling this assignment to the Research Proposal. This will help the student achieve a better review/grading for the Research Proposal.

Information about accessing the Blackboard Grading Rubric for this assignment is provided below.

Unit VI Mini Project

Write a 2-3 page paper discussing the measurement scale for each question in the survey developed in the Unit III assignment. Decide if you will use composite scale score or a summated scale score. Justify your decision. How will you measure reliability, validity, and sensitivity?

Explain how you will deal with ethical dilemmas during the research process (confidentiality, anonymity, conflicts of interest, informed consent, debriefing, experiments on human subjects, and so forth).

You must use correct APA formatting when writing your paper. All references used, including the textbook, must be cited.

NOTE: This assignment is part of the Unit VIII Research Proposal. This assignment must be submitted in sequence (i.e., Unit VI must be submitted and graded by the professor, who will provide feedback to the student before he or she can progress to the Unit VII assignment). The student assignment will be graded according to the assigned rubric. The professor will grade and annotate items that need to be corrected by the student. This feedback from the professor will help the student correct any discrepancies before compiling this assignment to the Research Proposal. This will help the student achieve a better review/grading for the Research Proposal.

Information about accessing the Blackboard Grading Rubric for this assignment is provided below.

Unit VII Mini Project

Using the survey that you developed in Unit III, choose 10 people in your organization to respond to the survey. Before disseminating the surveys, please pre-code the data (refer to Chapter 19, pp. 470-471) or follow the example provided in the lecture.

Perform the following:

1. Create a data file using an Excel worksheet.

2. Compute descriptive statistics for the variable(s), and explain the measures of central tendency and measures of dispersion that are most appropriate for your study.

3. Create a pie chart with percentages.

4. Compute a frequency table and histogram for each variable.

5. Decide which measures of central tendency, spread, and graphical display would be most appropriate for the study.

Using the information above, write a one- to two-page paper explaining how the data will be analyzed. This section should begin with a brief introduction to the section and a description of the problem. You must also explain how the data will be coded and edited. Provide justification for the descriptive statistics that will be employed in the study. You will only need to submit the paper for this assignment. Please do not include data, results, or graphical displays.

The above activities are designed to help you explain the type of analysis that will be performed. Remember that the proposal is futuristic.

You must use correct APA formatting when writing your paper. All references used, including the textbook, must be cited.

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NOTE: This assignment is part of the Unit VIII Research Proposal. This assignment must be submitted in sequence (i.e., Unit VII must be submitted and graded by the professor, who will provide feedback to the student before he or she can progress to the Unit VIII assignment). The student assignment will be graded according to the assigned rubric. The professor will grade and annotate items that need to be corrected by the student. This feedback from the professor will help the student correct any discrepancies before compiling this assignment to the Research Proposal. This will help the student achieve a better review/grading for the Research Proposal.

Information about accessing the Blackboard Grading Rubric for this assignment is provided below.

Research Proposal

Compile the revised mini projects assignments from Unit I, Unit II, Unit IV, Unit V, Unit VI, and Unit VII to formulate a complete 8-10 page research proposal. Please include the appropriate headings for each section of the proposal to help transition the reader and organize the paper. Remember to create your abstract. An abstract is a self-contained, short, and powerful statement that describes a larger work. Be sure to review the abstract to ensure it is correct and include it as part of the research proposal.

Note: All assignments must have been submitted in sequence. Feedback from each mini project must have been receivedfrom your professor before moving to the next section. Please be sure to make the revisions based on the feedback provided for each mini project.

All papers must be formatted using APA guidelines.

Information about accessing the Blackboard Grading Rubric for this assignment is provided

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