Overview of theory in business research

  

Required Reading

Creswell, J. W. (1999). Mixed-method research-chapter 18:Introduction and application. (pp. 455-472) Academic Press. doi:10.1016/B978-012174698-8/50045-X. 

Principles of Sociological Inquiry: Qualitative and Quantitative Methods. (v.10). Chapter 5: 5.2 Qualitative or Quantitative? Some Specific Considerations. Available at https://saylordotorg.github.io/text_principles-of-sociological-inquiry-qualitative-and-quantitative-methods/s08-02-qualitative-or-quantitative-so.html

Bhattacherjee, A. (2012). Introduction to Research, Social Science Research: Principles, Methods, and Practices (pp. 1-7). USF Tampa Bay Open Access Textbooks Collection. Book 3. http://scholarcommons.usf.edu/oa_textbooks/3.

Susan, A. M., Gibson, C. B., & Mohrman,Allan M., Jr. (2001). Doing research that is useful to practice: A model and empirical exploration. Academy of Management Journal, 44(2), 357-375. Retrieved from ProQuest.

Part A

Case Assignment

After reading the required background material and finding at least two other resources on your own, write a 5- to 7-page paper discussing the topic:

Qualitative vs. Quantitative Research

In your paper, you should answer the following questions using your own evaluation and critical thinking.

· Compare and contrast qualitative and quantitative research in business research.

· Discuss three examples of quantitative data sets used in business research.

· Evaluate three examples of quantitative data collection tools and data analysis tools used in business research.

· Evaluate three examples of qualitative data collection tools and data analysis tools used in business research.

· Explain the pros and cons of mixed methods.

· Discuss in more detail the characteristics of qualitative research.

Assignment Expectations

Length: The written component of this assignment should be 5-7 pages long (double-spaced) without counting the cover page and reference page with at least 5 references.

Organization: Subheadings should be used to organize your paper according to the questions.

Part B

OVERVIEW OF THEORY IN BUSINESS RESEARCH

The background material for this module introduced you to some journals where scholars and practitioners share their insights. For this assignment we will test our ability to understand and differentiate between scholarly and practitioner journals.

Examples of scholarly/academic journals would be the Academy of Management Journal, Management Science, and Academy of Management Review.

Examples of a practitioner journals would be Academy of Management Perspectives, Sloan Management Review, and Harvard Business Review.

You are expected to know how to use both types of materials as references for your future efforts. This initial learning task should be the beginning of an effort to increase your ability to search for information sources for whatever topics you are pursuing toward your doctoral research.

In this assignment you are expected to:

1. Discuss 5 best practices for conducting a literature review.

2. Find two theoretical studies as well as two applied research studies related to your area of research interest and include an annotated bibliography of these articles in APA style (http://writingcenter.unc.edu/tips-and-tools/annotated-bibliographies/).

3. Discuss how you might use both as part of background material.

Make sure you use reliable and updated material.

SLP Assignment Expectations

Length: The written component of this assignment should be 3-4 pages long (double-spaced) without counting the cover page and reference page.

Organization: Subheadings should be used to organize your paper according to the questions.

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