Main Task: Develop a Mock Research Prospectus
Create a mock research prospectus of Corporate Culture.
*Use the attached work from the past 7 weeks to complete the research prospectus on Corporate Culture.*
The required components for your prospectus are as follows:
Quantitative Prospectus Include the following:
1. Topic Area and Statement of Significance
This section usually includes a literature review. For the purpose of this course, you are not required to include a literature review here. Simply state the topic area and statement of significance in one or two paragraphs.
2. Research Question and Hypothesis
Select a research question from the following:
1) Do organizations that take risk are less successful than those that practice the tried and trusted methods?
2) How does the change in corporate culture affect the performance of employees?
3) Do multinational companies retain their home corporate cultures in host countries?
**Note the research question, as well as the null and alterative hypotheses.**
**Be sure to identify the independent and dependent variables you are studying.**
3. Research Method
Clearly state why a quantitative method would be appropriate given your research question(s), and clearly state the type of method (quasi- or experimental) you propose to use, citing the course text as appropriate.
4. Research Design
Include the following information in this Research Design section:
Define the population you propose to study and its characteristics. This should include, but is not limited to: 1) age; 2) gender; 3) ethnicity; 4) additional cultural factors; and 5) education level. Justify our choice of population to study.
Define your method of sampling the population (for example: random, convenience, etc.). State how you would gain access to the participants. Justify your choice of sampling method.
Describe the treatment(s), conditions, intervention(s), etc. Explain and justify your choices.
Briefly describe the measures you will use to assess the predictor and the outcome. For example, if you are measuring motivation, you will describe briefly and provide a reference for a motivation scale. Explain how the measures adequately operationalize the constructs they measure.
e. Ethical protection of participants.
Describe any ethical issues you foresee with your study. Make a preliminary assessment of the level of risk associated with participation in your study that might need to be raised with the Institutional Review Board.
Discuss ways in which the results of your study may not be valid, i.e., discuss the problems and limitations in your design that may lead to misleading results.
Qualitative Prospectus � Include the following:
1. Topic Area and Significance
(Usually a prospectus includes a literature review. For the purpose of brevity, this will be omitted in this assignment).
2. Research Question(s)
State the research question(s) you are proposing to study.
3. Qualitative Research Orientation
Clearly state why a qualitative method is appropriate given your research question(s) and your inquiry orientation, and why it is an appropriate strategy to use. Describe the potential limitations to applying this methodology to this study.
4. Research Design
a. Role of Researcher.
Briefly, but explicitly, state biases, values, personal interest in the area and experience with it, and discuss how these would affect your study.
b. Sample Size.
Given the type of research you propose to conduct, state how many participants/items you plan to study.
c. Sample and Context.
Define the sample you propose to study and its characteristics. If studying human participants this should include, but is not limited to: 1) age; 2) gender; 3) ethnicity; 4) additional cultural factors; and 5) education level. If studying artifacts, media, etc., state relevant characteristics. Give also the context as appropriate, for example, city and organizational characteristics. Justify your choices.
d. Sampling Procedure.
Define your method of sampling. Your description should include how you will gain access to participants/items.
e. Data Type and Collection.
State the type of data you need to collect and how it would be collected. Justify your choices.
f. Data Analysis.
Briefly describe the steps you plan to take to analyze the data. Justify your choices.
g. Ethical Protection of Participants.
Briefly state any ethical issues you foresee with your study.
Make a preliminary assessment of the level of risk associated with participation in your study that the Institutional Review Board might need to consider.
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