MBA 6610 Secondary Data Exercise

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MBA 6610 SECONDARY DATA EXERCISE YOUR ASSIGNMENT: The "Secondary Data Exercise" assignment has three parts: 1. ) Conduct a search of the academic journals and find six (6) articles related to your research design project topic. This is the beginning of the required literature review for your topic. Download and save the articles. Write a short summary of the article and its relevance to your topic. Remember, for the literature review segment of this assignment, Wikipedia is not an accepted academic source. Similarly, articles / pages downloaded located via Google without supporting evidence in an accepted publication are also out of bounds. This means you should use the Troy University electronic library resources for this part of the assignment (e.g. ABI/Inform/Proquest, EBSCO Host, etc.) 2.) Conduct a search using websites suggested in Course Documents as well as secondary data sources suggested or cited in your literature search. Identify six (6) sites related to your research design project topic. This form of data may help you describe the parameters of your topic and even support the need for your proposed research. Download and save the data. Write a short summary about the data and its source as well as its relevance to your topic. In this case, it is likely you have gone to direct data sources such as the U.S. Census or U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. You may want to consult the Business Reference Sources listed in your student CD accompanying the text for this course. As it is also critical to properly cite these sources and list them correctly in your References section, I suggest you visit the Additional Chapter Content section of the student CD, and access the file for Chapter 21. It contains specific guidance for citing electronic resources. 3.) Comment on your experience in conducting the two steps above. Did you experiment with search criteria? Did you review multiple sources that you did not use? If so, why were they discarded? What do you feel you gained in this process? YOUR PROFESSOR'S NOTE In carrying out this assignment, the following notes may be of value as you consider the sources you use and the applicable criteria to determine their use in your project. These notes were prepared from the perspective of your research design project. Remember, this accompanying material does not relieve you of the obligation to read Chapters 6 and 7. THE EXPLORATORY PHASE SEARCH STRATEGY Exploration of secondary sources may be useful at any stage of the hierarchy (see Exhibit 7-1).
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MBA 6610 SECONDARY DATA EXERCISE Most researchers find a review of secondary sources critical to moving from management questions to research questions (both internal and external).
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  • Fall '10
  • Carlson
  • Business, Library and information science, Source text

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