Select an organizational issue, problem, or topic that you would like to research.

Research Design Methods & Applications




Select an organizational issue, problem, or topic that you would like to research. You have the option to either write a narrative 800-1,000 word paper or create a 6-8 slide (not including title/reference slides) PowerPoint about your proposed research.

Either choice requires you to include the following information:

The business, organizational problem, or topic
The problem statement 
The research strategy that you will use to explore the problem
1 research question or hypothesis
Your rationale for selecting your proposed research strategy
1 research instrument that you will use to collect data
In addition, you must develop a questionnaire or survey. Complete the following steps:

Create 5 research questions for your study.
Send your research survey to at least 5 people.
You will interpret the results of this survey in Week 5







During the past few weeks, you have considered the various elements of the research project. Compile all of the sections of your research strategy ideas from Week 3. Retrieve your survey results this week to complete your final project in Week 5.

The following sections (500 words or 1-2 slides total) should be added to your research project analysis:

Your ethical considerations
Your sample population
Your data analysis summary
Your measurement strategy
Based on comments from your instructor and peers in Week 3 and 4, edit and refine any sections of the final research plan. Add a section of 300-500 words or 1-2 slides about how you interpreted the data from your survey or questionnaire in Week 3. Add this section at the end of your research project.

Part two:

Complete the final edits of your final research proposal paper or PowerPoint. The required sections include the following:

The business and organizational problem or topic
The problem statement
The research strategy that you used to explore the problem
1 research question or hypothesis
Your rationale for selecting your proposed research strategy
1 research instrument that you will use to collect data
A copy of the questionnaire or survey
A section on ethical considerations for your project
Your sample population
Your data analysis summary
Your measurement strategy
The research results
Please submit your assignment.
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