RES 351 Week 3 Stages of the Research Process


Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper in which you practice identifying the critical first stage of developing any research study:

  • State the purpose of the business research for each article.
  • Determine the research questions and hypotheses being researched in each article.
  • Identify the dependent and independent variables being manipulated or measured in each article.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.



RES 351 Week 3 Stages of the Research Process,

Stages of the Research Process

It is critical to identify the purpose of the business research. According to Cooper & Schindler (2012) whether the researcher is involved in basic or applied research, a thorough understanding of the management question is fundamental to success in the research enterprise. For the purpose of this paper, I have chosen two articles that are different, but crucial in the type of business in which I am involved. Bullying by Ziken (2008) it is the first peer-reviewed article that I have found in the University Library, and the second article is “Qualitative research for international business” by Doz, (2011).

Business Purpose

The first article describes the bullying history of Allan J., a child in “Duquesne Elementary School in Duquesne, Pennsylvania” (Zirkel, 2008). Since the problem lasted several years when he was in grade six “Allen’s mother withdrew him from school halfway through the school year, enrolling him in a cyber charter school. She also filed a civil rights suit against the school officials and the district in federal court, alleging that they had violated her son’s “liberty” of bodily integrity under the 14th Amendment due process clause. The school officials admitted to knowledge of student bullying but argued that they had implemented remedial policies” (Zirkel, 2008) to stop the problem.

“Bullying is the physical and many time psychological intentional and constant mistreatment of a child by one or more children, which treat the child cruelly, in order to subdue and scare them. The continued repetition of teasing or aggression can lead to the social exclusion of the victim” (“Alpura”, 2011). My purpose in choosing this article is that I am involved in the education system, and it is important to know the steps to take if something like this occurs on my school.

The second article is, “Qualitative Research for International Business” (Doz, 2011), my purpose for this article is very clear since I started a business in an international country. The paper covers different areas such as how unusual is for entrepreneurs do qualitative research when it comes to international business. Also explains how in areas such as the construction of theories using qualitative research could provide su


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