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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.