Discuss whether the business problem could be solved using primarily qualitative or quantitative research design.

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Are team has been researching "Discrimination in Business" the last two weeks for team papers. This week we have to do the same my part is the first bullet which I have below.

Purpose of Assignment

The Week 5 Learning Team assignment is the third part of the cumulative Learning Team project. This part of the assignment gives students the chance to determine the best approaches to the design of the research such as qualitative versus quantitative and then looks at the sampling process. Students continue using their same study and look at real world business issues that can be related back to their own work or desired employment.

Assignment Steps

Create a 700-word assessment of the nature of the research design.

Include the following:


  • Discuss whether the business problem could be solved using primarily qualitative or quantitative research design.

Format the assignment consistent with APA guidelines.


1 Preparing to Conduct Business Research, Part 2: Discrimination in the Workplace Christopher Sears, Haley Thompson, Kei Taylor, Olen Lynn, Rita Hinton RES/351 7/2/2018 Dr. Jennie Wagner 2 Discrimination in the Workplace Workplace discrimination has a negative effect on the employees, as well as the employer. Without laws and policies put in place, it can limit the growth and cohesion of the organization’s structure, and draw bad publicity for the organization. Petty, L. (2016) “Equality and diversity is a topic that’s relevant for all workplaces, regardless of whether you employ two people or two hundred people, and irrespective of whether you work in an office, a warehouse or on a shop floor” (para. 1). Some laws protect the employer and employees, but the employer should have their policies and training programs to prevent discrimination from happening. The key business objective is Petty, L. (2016) “to ensure that everyone has access to the same opportunities and the same, fair treatment” (para. 1). Before an employer can ensure this, they should first understand what federal and state laws are in place to protect themselves and the individuals that they potentially hire. Once they know the laws, the employer should then develop a policy that embraces equality and diversity. This policy Petty, L. (2016) “should apply to every aspect of your workplace, from recruitment, salaries and benefits through to discipline procedures, promotion opportunities and after work activities” (para. 10). Many hypotheses and variables must be considered when workplace discrimination needs to be prevented in all places of work. A hypothesis that needs to be considered is group work between diverse groups of individuals that are different from each other, like mixing men and women (Discrimination in The Workplace, 2018). If employers give men and women or even different race groups a chance to work together, the individuals will be able to have their own opinion and show their knowledge (Discrimination in The Workplace, 2018). When diverse groups work together, it creates a positive work environment and lessens the chance of discrimination happening in the workplace. There are not many ethical considerations that can be done regarding 3 discrimination in the workplace because it is ethically wrong to discriminate against anyone, but there are ethical considerations to prevent discrimination. An ethical issue that happens in the workplace is age discrimination. Some companies are letting individuals that are a few years from retirement go because they do not have to pay out any pension or retirement plan if they are relieved from their positions before their retirement date (Throop, 2007). This is an ethical consideration that must be considered because companies that do this are discriminating against age, which based on the law, cannot be done, even if the company is trying to save money. Ethical considerations in the workplace have got several implications in the organization. The first implication is that it brings unity and cohesion among the employees. This is because when employees from different races, cultures, tribe, backgrounds, etc. work together, there is mutual respect and understanding that develops between them (Kainer & Fetherstonhaugh, 2010). These employees respect each other because they don't have a common perception and life experience, hence, they cannot conspire to work against the organization. Such employees would share their different life experiences and skills and work together in harmony towards achieving a common organizational goal. Improved productivity and job satisfaction is another implication of ethical considerations. When employees are treated fairly and equally without any form of discrimination, their dedication, and satisfaction with the job increases. This enables them to perform their duties and responsibilities efficiently thereby increasing the general productivity of the organization ("Ethical Implications of Management Changes", 1991). Additionally, ethical considerations in the workplace lead to an improvement in the reputation of the organization. For instance, an organization that treats its workers fairly and pays its retired workers their pension according would automatically be more marketable and attractive 4 to the skilled employees. This is simply because the individuals who have ever served in such an organization would be promoting the good news about it. The main goal of this research is to describe what discrimination is, how it happens in the workplace, its potential impacts, and the ways of mitigating it. Thus, the outcome of this research would be beneficial to both the employers and the employees since they would be able to identify their rights, how to treat each other and promote equality and fairness, and preventing the cases of discrimination. Therefore, this research is aimed at making various organizations or businesses to address the issues of discrimination such that they can move to their next level. • Determine the research design approach that will be used - Kei • Determine if the key variables are qualitative, quantitative or both – Kei • Define the variables from an operational standpoint. - Rita Conclusion Whoever takes the last bullet point can also provide the conclusion. - Rita 5 References Discrimination in The Workplace (2018). Retrieved from https://sites.psu.edu/aspsy/2014/02/24/discrimination-in-the-workplace/ Ethical Implications of Management Changes. (1991). Physiotherapy, 77(10), 699-700. doi: 10.1016/s0031-9406(10)60440-3 Kainer, G., & Fetherstonhaugh, D. (2010). Ethical considerations. Nephrology, 15, S12-S14. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-1797.2010. 01225.x Petty, L. (2016). How Equality & Diversity Improves Your Workplace: Examining the Benefits. Retrieved from https://www.highspeedtraining.co.uk/hub/equality-diversitybenefits-workplace/ Throop, J. (2007). Ethical Issues. Retrieved from https://peoriamagazines.com/ibi/2007/aug/ethical-issues
1 Preparing to Conduct Business Research, Part 1 Christopher Sears, Haley Thompson, Kei Taylor, Olen Lynn RES/351 6/25/2018 Jennie Wagner 2 Discrimination in the Workplace Workplace discrimination has existed as long as humans have been working together. According to The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission (n.d.), "Discrimination is treating, or proposing to treat, someone unfavorably (sic) because of a personal characteristic protected by law” (para. 1). These laws protect from discriminating against age, race, sex, pregnancy, religion, national origin, disability, citizenship, military affiliation, and genetic information, just to name a few. These habits have not only been evident in many individual's personal lives; but discrimination has also remained an issue in the workplace as well. It is a natural human desire to want to be with others with more similarities of you than differences. However, this mindset can potentially limit the growth and cohesion of an organization's structure from reaching its full potential. Discriminating against an individual can lead to a hostile work environment that can then lead to a loss of productivity from the employees. This not only hurts the employees but can cause a loss of profit to the employer and could also potentially damage the employer’s reputation. The significance of Discrimination in the Workplace Even though we have civil laws against discrimination, it still exists today. In 2012 there were 99,412 discrimination claims filed according to the EEOC. The biggest reason that we still have discrimination is mostly that of the today's economy, financial pressure, and lack of diversity training. Discrimination in the workplace can occur in any situation, and it is important that there are laws and regulations put in place to prevent discrimination. Discrimination is treating, or proposing to treat, someone unfairly because of personal characteristics protected by law (Discrimination and Harassment at The Workplace, n.d.). The Equal Opportunity Act of 3 2010 set 18 personal characteristics that make discrimination in the workplace against the law which protects employees from discrimination at all stages of their employment ("Discrimination and Harassment at The Workplace", n.d.). Justification Discrimination in the workplace happens every day, so it is important for organizations and the government to research this issue. Anti-discrimination laws are there to protect different groups of individuals and without them, anyone at any time, can decide to discriminate against a group of people for any reason ("Why Is It Important To Have Laws That Prevent Discrimination?", 2018). This law is extremely important to research for any company because these laws help to insure that anyone who breaks them is held accountable and solutions are put into place, so any type of discrimination is not as likely to occur again ("Why Is It Important To Have Laws That Prevent Discrimination?", 2018). In daily life, discrimination laws are important as well as having them in the workplace because without them, individuals are more likely to discriminate against certain groups. Discrimination in the workplace can be solved because there are so many laws that are put in place to protect employees from discrimination. When an employee is feeling like they are being discriminated against, they should discuss this issue of discrimination with a boss or superior before filing a formal complaint. In most situations, supervisors or members of human resources may terminate the employees that are responsible for the discrimination or could demote them or move them to another department. Conclusion Discrimination happens to people every day in the workplace. The government has passed laws to help protect certain employees, but the employer and other employees have to 4 assist with making sure that any form of discrimination is handled the correct way. Most employers have their own set of rules that all employees have to abide by and encourage their employees to come forward with information about any type of discrimination that happens. The federal laws that have been enacted help protect individuals from being discriminated against by not letting employer’s hire them due to certain personal characteristics that could otherwise keep them from getting hired to perform a job. 5 References Discrimination And Harassment at the Workplace (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.humanrightscommission.vic.gov.au/the-workplace/workplacediscrimination Finn, Lisa. "Reasons Why Discrimination Continues to Exist in the Workplace." Career Trend, https://careertrend.com/reasons-discrimination-continues-exist-workplace3054html. 05 July 2017 This Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission. (n.d.). Discrimination – Workplace. Retrieved from https://www.humanrightscommission.vic.gov.au/theworkplace/workplace-discrimination Why is it Important To Have Laws That Prevent Discrimination?(2018). Retrieved from https://www.enotes.com/homework-help/why-important-have-laws-that-prevent-378244

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Preparing to Conduct Business Research, Part 2:
Discrimination in the Workplace
Christopher Sears, Haley Thompson, Kei Taylor, Olen Lynn, Rita Hinton
RES/351
7/2/2018
Dr. Jennie Wagner

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Discrimination in the Workplace
Workplace discrimination has a negative effect on the employees, as well as the employer.
Without laws and policies put in place, it can limit the growth and cohesion of the organization’s
structure, and draw bad publicity for the organization. Petty, L. (2016) “Equality and diversity is
a topic that’s relevant for all workplaces, regardless of whether you employ two people or two
hundred people, and irrespective of whether you work in an office, a warehouse or on a shop floor”
(para. 1). Some laws protect the employer and employees, but the employer should have their
policies and training programs to prevent discrimination from happening. The key business
objective is Petty, L. (2016) “to ensure that everyone has access to the same opportunities and the
same, fair treatment” (para. 1). Before an employer can ensure this, they should first understand
what federal and state laws are in place to protect themselves and the individuals that they
potentially hire. Once they know the laws, the employer should then develop a policy that
embraces equality and diversity. This policy Petty, L. (2016) “should apply to every aspect of your
workplace, from recruitment, salaries and b...

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