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Chapter 6 The Research Process: Elements of Research Design
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Chapter Objectives Understand the different aspects relevant to designing a research study Identify the scope of a given study and the purpose for which the results will be used Decide, for any given situation, the type of investigation needed Identify whether a causal or non-causal study is more appropriate
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The Research Design
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Designing the Research Designing the type of research you will conduct depends upon the: Research question posed Extent of rigor needed Resources available
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Designing the Research: Six Decisions 1. Purpose of the study: exploratory, descriptive, hypothesis testing 2. Type of investigation: causal vs. non-causal 3. Extent of researcher interference with the study 4. Study setting: contrived or non-contrived 5. Unit of analysis: individuals, dyads, groups, organizations, cultures 6. Time horizon: cross-sectional vs. longitudinal
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1. Purpose and the Research Design
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Exploratory Research Variable: Quality of Work Life, OCB etc Some factors of quality of work life: Enriched jobs Healthy work environment Stress-free work relationships Job satisfaction Work role involvement
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