“ The researcher only goes to those people who in his/her opinion are likely to have the required information and be willing to share it” (Kumar, 2005, p.179).
Questionnaires + Interviews Judgmental or purposive sampling Qualitative Research
Research Design Research Questions Data Collection and Processing Instruments Results and Findings Decision Making Framework supported by Knowledge Management Activities Research Objectives Questionnaires Semantic Analysis Interviews
The literature review has discovered many methods and frameworks of decision making.
It also enhances the idea about how knowledge management can improve the process of decision making.
The questionnaire will contain several questions related to decision making process, organizations’ cultures, industries and knowledge management environment.
At the end, the results should pass the validity and reliability test to ensure the quality of data that will lead to the research objectives.
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