There are many reasons we might want to read research
studies and reports. When researchers use high-quality research standards, the
reader has access to data, analytic techniques, and findings that may be
useful. We might read a research report about the way employees behave during
organizational restructuring or about the effectiveness of centralization
versus decentralization in a global company. Information gleaned from research
may be applicable to our own organizational strategies.
In this course, our focus is to understand the research
process, to distinguish between different research approaches, and to evaluate
the quality of a research study. Then to apply these learnings, students
conduct the first two stages of a research process and develop a paper which
serves as the Final Project for this course.
Think about your problem as an owner of a gaming software
company and the current issue of software piracy. What are the first three
things you might do to begin to articulate your problem in order to learn more?
Consider some of the following terminology when composing your post:
•Process of research
•Identifying a research problem
•Reviewing the literature
•Specifying the purpose for research
Graduate Level APA format
Original work only as I check EVERY paper before final
Minimum 2 references to support any opinions