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Business Research Methods, Chapter 1: Planning a Research Project and Formulating Research Questions

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Question 1:

a) Identifying an area of research and formulating research questions?
b) Developing a clear research strategy, research design, and choice of methods?
c) Getting funding for your research?
d) Coming up with detailed explanations of the overall process of research and the results?

Question 2:

a) It gets students started on their research project
b) It will help the students to find evidence for their research questions
c) It will support them to analyze their research questions in depth
d) It will provide an in depth explanation of their used research methods

Question 3:

a) They must be understandable
b) They should be suitable for development into a research design, so that relevant data may be collected.
c) There should be enough research literature available on the topic
d) All of the above

Question 4:

a) The research design and methods that will be used
b) The research questions that will be addressed
c) A detailed discussion about the result of the study
d) The literature review to demonstrate the knowledge available in the chosen research field

Question 5:

a) Literature review
b) A Gantt chart
c) Outline of the research methods that you plan to use
d) Research questions

Question 6:

a) Do background research to find out who is available at your school with similar research interests to supervise the topic
b) Develop a preliminary outline of the proposed research that can be shown to potential supervisors
c) Talk to your supervisor in person to see if your characters match
d) All of the above

Question 7:

a) The school will provide you with the funding to pursuit your research goal
b) Normally the supervisor will help you to define what is feasible with regard to money and time
c) A GANTT chart is helpful to track your time needed for every research step
d) It is important to find out before you start your research if the school has the software you need for such as SPSS or qualitative data analysis package like NVIVA

Question 8:

a) The chart is not amended to indicate the portions of tasks that have been completed
b) It will not indicate the time that you will need for every portion of task
c) GANTT charts do not indicate task dependencies
d) GANTT charts cannot be produced with the help of a software application

Question 9:

a) Find a supervisor
b) Be familiar with the needed software before you start your research
c) Get acceptance of your project by the research committee
d) All of the above