Odessa University Sampling Strategy and Participant Characteristics Paper

Odessa University

Question Description

I don’t understand this Psychology question and need help to study.

Part 1

Sampling Strategy and Participant Characteristics

a)Your revised Problem Statement, Purpose Statement, Background, Significance, and Framework sections of the prospectus

b)The Research Question and Nature of the Study sections of your prospectus.

Refer to the instructions in the Dissertation Prospectus document (pp. 3-4) as well as quality indicators on pages 16-17.

Note: In the Nature of the Study section, please be sure to include the following

  • A statement of whether your study is quantitative, qualitative, or mixed-methods and justification for selection based on the purpose of your study.
  • For quantitative studies, specify your independent and dependent variables as well as covariates, control variables, or mediating and moderating variables (if applicable). For qualitative studies, identify and define the key constructs or phenomena you will be measuring.
  • Based on your review of the literature, indicate how you might measure your variables, constructs, and/or phenomena of interest and provide a rationale for why you selected the specific methods you did. In your rationale, be sure to include a discussion of instruments or methods others have used in their research.

Part 2

Possible Types and Sources of Data and Possible Analytical Strategies

  • Your revised Problem Statement, Purpose Statement, Background, Significance, Framework, Research Questions, and Nature of the Study sections of the prospectus
  • The Possible Types and Sources of Data and Possible Analytic Strategies sections of the prospectus.

Refer to the instructions in the Dissertation Prospectus document (pp. 3-5) as well as quality indicators on pages 16-17.

Note: For the Possible Types and Sources of Data section, indicate the sources of your data (i.e., whether you will use primary or secondary sources; from whom or where you will collect your data; and how you will operationalize your variables. For the Possible Analytic Strategies section, indicate how you plan analyze your data. If you proposed a quantitative design, restate your alternative (scientific) hypotheses and indicate what type of analyses you would use to test each of the hypotheses. If you proposed a qualitative design, explain the specific method of inquiry you will use and how you will interpret the data you collect. If you proposed a mixed-methods design, indicate how the two methods will work together.

Student has agreed that all tutoring, explanations, and answers provided by the tutor will be used to help in the learning process and in accordance with Studypool's honor code & terms of service.

Final Answer



Sampling Strategy Participant Characteristics
Institutional affiliation




Part 1
Problem Statement
One of the most critical factors for the development of effective teamwork is
psychological safety, where all the members have the freedom to express conflicting opinions as
well as taking risks. According to Shen et al. (2017), the availability of unsafe acts may result in
accidents, making it essential to develop safety behavior in the workplace. While the majority of
the studies focus on the importance of psychological safety in the enhancement of employees’
productivity, there is limited research on the role that transformational leadership plays in the
creation of such an environment. The psychological safety that helps in increasing the creativity
of employees can make them engage in unethical practices, more so when they lack effective
leadership (Yi et al., 2017). In theory, employees that feel secure to venture into innovative
initiatives are likely to blow the whistle when the organization or colleagues engage in unethical
behavior. However, the achievement of this goal will depend on whether the organization has
strong leadership.
Askew, Beisler, & Keel (2015) argue that in an environment where an individual feels
confident enough to exhibit unethical behavior, it increases the likelihood that other members
will follow a similar suit. This finding outlines the effect of toxic cultures on the practices of
employees in the organization. The impact of psychological safety can also play a critical role in
increasing the understanding of the current challenges facing firms in the market. For instance, it
can give an insight into the fake account issue that faced Well Fargo Courier Company. It was
after the whistleblower was unsuccessful in getting the internal attention on the problem that she
chose to explore other options. However, all these factors should not make organizations dismiss



the critical role played by psychological safety in enhancing innovation, solving team issues, and
increasing team performance. The absence of psychological safety can result in catastrophic
failures. However, in the wrong context, such as when a firm has ineffective hiring practices,
poor leadership, and perverse incentives, psychological safety could be a significant cause of a
disaster (James Jr., 2015). An organizational climate that increases the effectiveness of the teams
is less useful in dealing with all the unethical practices without transformational leadership.
Purpose of the Study
Over the past years, the majority of the organizations have put in place strategies aimed at
cultivating and developing their ability to deal with complex challenges in the external
environment. Finding a solution to the issues requires broader cognitive processing. The major
challenge is how firms and their leadership can help in dealing with the identified problems by
making employees more innovative. Thus, the focus of this study will be on describing the
impact that psychological safety has on transformational leadership in corporations. It will assess
the extent to which the employees in the organization perceive to be psychologically safe in
taking risks, proposing contrary opinions, and open discussion of issues. It will propose the most
effective strategies that organizations can use in helping their workers in the cultivation of the
ability to come up with creative solutions to the current problems. It will show that through the
engagement in the reflexivity process and determination of the need and facilitation of
psychological safety perception, transformational leaders help in the enhancement of innovation.
Also, it will outline the role of transformational leade...

masterjoe (18393)
UT Austin

I was on a very tight deadline but thanks to Studypool I was able to deliver my assignment on time.

The tutor was pretty knowledgeable, efficient and polite. Great service!

Heard about Studypool for a while and finally tried it. Glad I did caus this was really helpful.

Similar Questions
Related Tags