Business Research with Statistical Applications:Textbook and Guidebook for Doing and Writing ResearchDanilo M. Te, DBA . Divina V. Sabanal, DBM Jovelyn A. Castro, LPT, DM . Christhoffer P. Lelis, LPT, PhDAuthors
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Chapter 2: Research Structure and Content
Lesson Contents•What is your problem? Research model explained. •How to state and discuss the macro, micro, and the problematic situation in the background of the study. •How to develop a conceptual framework that models the problem and sub-problems in your study. •How to link the conceptual framework with the theoretical framework.•What is the reason why conceptual framework must be anchored to the theory? •Some theories, statistical laws, and concepts as guide in writing the theoretical framework. LESSON / CHAPTER 2
Lesson Contents•How do you measure the problem and sub-problems as represented by the conceptual frameworks.•What is a hypothesis? •Which problem should be hypothesized? •How should a null-hypothesis be stated. What should be assumed in the study? •What should be included in the significance of the study?•What should be included in the scope and limitation of the study?•What should be included in the definition of terms?LESSON / CHAPTER 2
Learning OutcomesAfter studying this chapter, the student should be able to:1.determine the structure of business research;2.Identify the problem, state the background of the study, develop the conceptual framework, link the conceptual work with the theoretical framework, and understand the reason why the conceptual framework variables must be anchored to theories; 3.hypothesize problems and know how to state a null-hypothesis; 4.make the assumptions in the study; 5.determine what to include in the significance of the study;6.identify what to include in the scope and limitation of the study; and7.know what to include in the definition of terms.LESSON / CHAPTER 2
Structure of Business Research•Problem is the dilemma faced by the managers in the organization which needs their immediate attention. This is the time where the managers also should come up with a very crucial decision for the success of the whole organization. Researchers and students alike face the same problem when writing or doing business research. The problem is the starting point•For applied research, it is easy to formulate the problem as it comes from the proponent or client where the request emanates. But for basic (or academic research), identifying the problem is a formal process and should conform with the format and content prescribed by the American Psychological Association (APA).