University of Phoenix
Business Research, RES/351
November 9, 2014
Business Research For this week’s assignment I was to find at least two business research peer-reviewed articles in the University Library and write a paper in which I identified the critical first stage of developing any research study. The research process itself has many steps, however before any of the steps are reached one must first decide on the aim or intent of the research. One must clarify the valuable research question “what are you aiming for” in the research being conducted. Throughout this process the main question will progressively develop in to more specific goal oriented questions. Throughout this assignment I will discuss the purpose of the articles found in records management journal and digital records management researches. I will determine the research question and hypothesis being researched in each article and I will attempt to identify the dependent and independent variables in each of these articles. The first article to be discussed is the “Records Management Journal”. In this journal the author sent out a questionnaire to several records management companies. The questionnaires were filled out by the individuals in charge of the company’s quality management program. The questionnaire contained both open-ended and closed questions. The main purpose of this research was to find out the quality of records management companies and what motivated these companies to obtain their certification.
The second article to be discussed is from research performed in Canada. This research, unlike the previous article focused on digital records management. The International Research on Permanent Authentic Records in Electronic Systems or InterPARES has sixteen research teams aimed at building solutions for continuing accessibility of digital records in a variety of organizations not only records management. Digital records are a
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