Research Methods

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Chapter 1 :
Q1. Why should a manager know about research when the job entails managing people, product, events, environments, and the like? Q2 .For What specific purposes is basic research important?
Q3.When is applied research, as distinct from basic research, useful? Q4.Why is it important to be adept in handling the manager-researcher relationship? Q5.Explain, giving reasons, which is more important, applied or basic research. Q6.Give two specific instances where an external research team would be useful and two other scenarios when an internal research team will be deployed, with adequate explanations as to why each scenarios is justified for an external or internal team. Q7.Describe a situation where research will help you as a manager to make a good decision.

Chapter 2
Q1 describe the hallmarks of scientific research.
Q2 What are the steps in hypothetico -deductive research ? explain them, using an example not in the book. Q3 One hears the word research being mention by several groups such as research organization, college and university professors, doctoral students, graduate assistants working for faculty, graduate and undergraduate students doing their term papers, research departments in industries, newspaper reporters, journalists, lawyers, doctors, and many other professionals and nonprofessionals. In the light of what you have learned in this chapter, which among the aforementioned groups of people do you think may be doing “scientific” investigations in the areas of basic or applied research? Why? Q4 Explain the processes of deduction and induction, giving an example of each. Chapter3

Q1 As a manager, what kinds of information do you think you will explore through the Internet research? Q2 How can audit capabilities in software help organization? Q3 How do you think you will apply the concepts of data warehousing and data mining in accompany doing retail business? Q4 How does technology help in information gathering as well as its...
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