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Part 1. Instructions: You will need to use two descriptors to define each study. Descriptive research B. Inferential research C. Quantitative...

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Part 1. Instructions: Based on information presented during class and from your readings, please match the following activities with the appropriate description. You will need to use two descriptors to define each study. A. Descriptive research B. Inferential research C. Quantitative research D. Qualitative research _____ 1. You develop a questionnaire and send it to all of the employees in a particular company. Your purpose is to determine employee satisfaction with the current array of benefits. _____2. You conduct an experiment during which one group of employees is asked to solve their on-the-job problems with assistance from various support departments in the company, while the control group continues to simply inform their supervisors of problems and wait for them to be fixed. _____ 3. You collect data from interviews, observations, and by examining specific artifacts such as the employee handbook, bulletin boards, and the like to determine a company’s expectations, policies, and practices regarding international work assignments (i.e., when employees from the United States are assigned to work in a branch, which is located in another country). _____ 4. You gain access to the company’s electronic data and conduct an ex-post facto analysis of productivity, absenteeism, tardiness, safety violations, and accidents over the past 5 years to determine the current status of each and trends. Part 2. Instructions: Read the analysis below and identify all of the independent variables and the dependent variable(s). You may simply place either “I” (for Independent) or “D” (for Dependent) or “B” (for both) after each underlined variable _____ 1. The purpose of this study was to “examine the temporal effect of perceived training utility on adoption of a trained method and how perceived organizational support influences the relationship between perceived [sic] training utility perceptions and adoption of a trained method.” _____ 2. “The purpose of this study was to identify factors that influence the effectiveness of change communication as perceived by employees at multiple hierarchical levels during and large scale information technology projects. Specifically, do the media of communications …, the timing of communication , and the content of communication influence how employees at various organizational level s perceive and respond to communications?”
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