Unit 1 Quantitative Methods and Analysis DB

Accessible Statistics 200words This first discussion will introduce you to the type of research and analysis required in the course. Statistical analysis needs to be grounded in theory and backed by research to be useful to management. MAIN DISCUSSION POST: Five data collection techniques are discussed in this week’s readings. Using articles from the library’s full-text databases, find examples of studies that used two different methods of data collection.  Paragraph 1: Describe the data collection method used in one study. (Be sure to cite the article which must be from one of AIU’s full-text databases) Paragraph 2: Using the knowledge you gained from the textbook, discuss the pros and cons of the data collection method. (Cite the textbook) Paragraph 3: Describe a different data collection method used in another study. (Be sure to cite the article which must be from one of AIU’s full-text databases) Paragraph 4: Again, using the knowledge you learned from the textbook, discuss the pros and cons of the data collection method. (Cite the textbook) Please do not use quotes or copy definitions. You will not receive credit for understanding the materials if you use the words of others. Keep in mind that since you did research and you have citations in the body of the post, you must also place a reference list at the end containing the textbook and the articles cited. Do not use file attachments. It is NOT necessary to upload this assignment to the Submit Files area. Your 3 paragraph (200 words) main post must be submitted to the Discussion Board. Research Methodologies Quantitative Research Because it deals with specific empirical data that is gathered, measured, and analyzed, quantitative research methodology is a powerful form of research. In this methodology, relationships between variables are measured or quantified. This includes both dependant variables that are observed and independent variables or outcomes. Quantitative research can be applied...