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Converting the research idea into a research topic

Converting the research idea into a research topic






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    • Research Topic Yes / No Research Idea
    • Research? 1. Research is any organized inquiry carried out to provide information for solving problems. 2. Business Research is a systematic inquiry that provides information to guide decisions.
    • Research?  It is a process of determining, acquiring, analyzing, synthesizing and disseminating relevant data, information and insights to decision makers in ways that mobilize the organization to take appropriate action that maximize business performance.
    • Good Research? 1. Purpose clearly defined 2. Research process detailed 3. Research design thoroughly planned 4. High ethical standard adopted 5. Limitations frankly revealed 6. Adequate analysis for decision need 7. Findings presented unambiguously 8. Decision justified
    • Process 1. Decide general area of interest or subject matter that the researcher would like to inquire into. 2. Define problem in broad general way. 3. Resolve ambiguities 4. Feasibility of solution 5. Converting general topic into a specific research problem.
    • Formulating Research Question  This may be either a problem or an opportunity. At this stage review published sources and gather information to understand the true management dilemma  Define Management Question based on information frame the question .
    • Further Detailing 1. Examine the concepts to be used in the study. 2. Review the research question with the intention of breaking it down into specific second and third level questions. 3. If hypothesis are used, it should meet the quality tests. 4. Decide what evidence must be collected to answer the various questions and hypothesis.
    •  Set scope of study by stating what is and is not a part of the research question. This will establish a boundary to separate contiguous problems from the primary objective.
    • Investigative Questions  These are questions the researcher must answer to satisfactorily arrive at a conclusion about the research question. Researcher takes a general research question and breaks it into more specific questions about which to gather data.
    • Measurement Questions  Predesigned, pretested : formed and tested by previous researchers, recorded in literature.  Custom designed : custom tailored to investigative questions