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Summary Research Methods

- Research Methods
- Dr. Fairchild
- 2021 - 2021
- KULeuven
- Business administration
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  • 1 Introduction

  • 1.1 Definition

  • What are the steps of problem definition? (UnInWDeW)
    • Understanding business issue & key elements
    • Indetify problems caused by issue
    • Writing decision statement
    • Determining the unit of analysis and research variables
    • Writing research questions or hypothesis
  • What is a decision statement?
    Brief, well-ordered explanation of a decision.
    Expresses the critical question(s) the researcher must answer.
  • 1.2 Differences

  • What is the difference between commercial and academic research?
    • Commercial => focus more on answer
    • Academic => focus more on research questions
  • 2 Space / Time

  • 2.1.1 Cross-sectional studies

  • Synonyms of Cross-sectional research:
    • Cross-sectional analysis
    • Transversal study
    • Prevalence study
  • What are the strengths of Cross-sectional research:
    • Cost-efficient
    • Fewer logistic problems
  • 2.1.2 Longitudinal studies

  • What are the strenghts of Longitudinal studies?
    • Better for testing causal processes
    • More in-depth understanding of behavior
  • Panel

  • What is a Panel study?

    Same set of people are interviewed two or more times over time
  • Trend

  • What is a trend study?
    Samples different groups of people at different points in time from the same population.
  • 2.2 Retrospective vs prospective research

  • What is retrospective research?
    Ask respondents to recall their past
  • What is prospective research?
    Begin with sample and follow behavior into future.
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