FACULTY OF ECONOMICS, ADMINISTRATIVE AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
SPRING SEMESTER (2019/2020)
BUSINESS RESEARCH METHODS
Please propose an appropriate research design or a model. Model must be consisting of at least three variables. (30 points)
Define the problem
Evolve a theoretical framework, develop a diagram representing the conceptual model and explain thepossible relations between the variables.
Develop at least 3 hypotheses.
2. Think yourself as a basic researcher and answer the questions below based on your developed model in Question 1. (50 Points)
a. What would be the nature of the study that would be designed – Exploratory, descriptive, or hypothesis-testing?
b. Give reasons for your answer to (a) above.
c. Would it be a Field study, Comparative study, Lab experiment or Field experiment? Why?
d. Would it be a causal or correlational study?
e. Justify the reasons for your answer to (d).
f. Would it be a longitudinal or cross-sectional study? Why?
h. What would be the unit of analysis? Why?
3. Why should a manager know about research when the job entails managing people, products, events, environments and the like? (20 Points)