Chart a course to explore a topic for a term project with emphasis on the problem’s origin, selection, and articulation—as a managerial/academic research question(s)—through exploration, and refinement. Continue planning by constructing a literature review, stating hypotheses, identifying variables, and exploring viable designs.
- Provide examples of how the exploring phase of the research process helps you choose a topic, state the research question, formulate narrower investigative questions, and adjust the scope.
- Itemize the benefits of various exploratory tools to refine your research question and help you determine what you need to secure answers.
- Explain the procedures for completing an extensive review of the literature in preparation for establishing the argument for your study’s viability.
- State a hypothesis that reflects the aims of your proposed study.
- Describe the different circumstances where nonexperimental (quantitative or qualitative), experimental, or mixed designs would be optimal.