A research proposal is a document written bya researcher that provides a detaileddescription of the proposed program. It islike an outline of the entire research processthat gives a reader a summary of theinformation discussed in a project.
A process of finding solutions to a problemafter a thorough study and analysis of thesituational factor. Example: a managers in an organizationconstantly engage themselves in studyingand analyzing issues and hence are involvesin some form of research activity as theymake decisions at the workplace.
In business, research can be describes as asystematic and organized effort to investigatea specific problem encountered in the worksetting, that needs a solution.
It is an organized, systematic, databased, critical, objective, scientific inquiry orinvestigation into a specificproblem, undertaken with the purpose offinding answers or solutions to it. Research provide needed information fordecision making. It is resulted of a careful analysis of datagathered.
Qualitative Quantitative Applied business research Basic business research
PRIMARY SOURCE- finding out yourself, first hand.- Experiments, interviews, questionnaires, surveys, participant observation. SECONDARY SOURCE- Reading other people’s work and ideas.- books, journal articles, websites.
Method used in order to research your work. Explain the normal rules or requiredprocedure to conduct.
Finding yourself at first hand. Interviews Questionnaires Surveys Observation
Books Academic Journals Other journals, magazines and periodicals Websites Local and national government publications Organizational data
Appraisal of the available academic workwithin a particular field of study. Establish the context of the problem or topicby reference to previous work Understand the structure of the problem Relate theories and ideas to the problem Identify the relative variables and relations Show the reader what has been donepreviously Show which theories have been applied to theproblems
Show which research designs and methodshave been chosen Rationalise the significance of the problemand the study presented, synthesis and gain anew perspective on the problem. Show what further work needs to be done inthe light of existing knowledge.