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Assignment Description

Primary Discussion Response is due by Friday (11:59:59pm Central), Peer Responses are

due by Tuesday (11:59:59pm Central).

Primary Task Response: Within the Discussion Board area, write 200–300 words that respond

to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation

for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to

reinforce your ideas.

In this class, you will develop a research proposal based on a business, organizational problem,

or topic that you want to explore.

Selecting a Topic for Your Research Proposal Project

 Using the worksheets in Chapter 6 (pp. 37–41) and the materials in Chapter 16, examine

how you will determine what area you will focus on for your research proposal and what

questions you might ask.

 Select your research topic. Please select a topic this week so that you are ready for the

Unit 2 and 3 Discussion Boards and your Unit 4 IP.

Types of Research

Discuss the following:

 Explain the differences between academic and business research approaches.

 Explain which research approach you as a researcher would choose (i.e. quantitative

or qualitative) for your particular research question/problem.

Responses to Other Students: Respond to at least 1 of your fellow classmates with at least a

100-word reply about their Primary Task Response regarding items you found to be compelling

and enlightening. To help you with your discussion, please consider the following questions:

 What did you learn from your classmate's posting?

 What additional questions do you have after reading the posting?

 What clarification do you need regarding the posting?

 What differences or similarities do you see between your posting and other classmates'

postings?