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Colbourne CollegeASSIGNMENT BRIEFUnit Number andTitleUNIT 11: Research ProjectAcademic Year2019Student Name AndID NumberCaymone SammsCol#1578Unit TutorMr. CargillMode of StudyOn CampusAssignment Number& TitleLO3: Understand how to formulate a research specificationIssue DateJuly 30, 2019Submission DateAugust 12, 2019TERM PAPER DECLARATION:STATEMENT OF ORIGINALITY AND AUTHENTICITYI confirm that the term paper I am submitting is an original and authentic piece of work written by myself thatsatisfies academic rules and regulations with respect to Plagiarism. I further confirm that I have fully referenced andacknowledged all material incorporated as secondary resources in accordance with the Harvard System.Please notethat Term paper will not be marked without the inclusion of this signed declaration by the student/s.STUDENT/S SIGNATURE: C. SammsDATED: August 12, 2019.OFFICIAL USE BELOW: GRADE AND SUMMATIVE REMARKSGrade AssignedAssessors’Name & DateMARKERINTERNAL VERIFIERAssessor’s
TABLE OF CONTENTPAGESIntroduction-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------3AC 1.5 Research Methodology---------------------------------------------------------------4-10Consent Forms-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------2-13Conclusion----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------14Questionnaires-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------15-18AC 1.6Provide an appropriate plan andprocedures for the agreed research specification----------------------------------19-22References----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------23-25
IntroductionAccording to Carrell and Dittrich (1978) methodology is characterized as the conceptual and rationalanalysis of the ways utilized for a particular field of study. It comprises of the theoretical framework ofthe scrutiny of the ways and standards identified with a field of knowledge. In general, it covers theterms, for example, paradigm, theoretical model, stages, and quantitative or qualitative approach. Inother words, the methodology draws out the technique in which the investigation will be actualized,in addition to other things, it identifies with the approaches to be embraced and how a requiredoutcome is to be accomplished (Howell, 2013).
AC 1.5 Section Three– Methodology1.3 Research MethodsThis chapter describes the adopted methodology to achieve the research objectives. This researchaims at studying the impacts of digital technology on human resource management in Jamaica. Toachieve the objectives, the research will undertake a mix method approach (qualitative andquantitative) Quantitative and qualitative technique explores various fields of knowledge and bothtechniques are intended to address research questions. While the quantitative technique gives anobjective view of reality, the qualitative technique enables the researcher to investigate and bettercomprehend the complexity of a phenomenon (Hurmerinta-Peltomaki and Nummela, 2006).Theprimary source will allow the researcher to gather information from survey questionnaires while thesecondary source will aid the researcher to gain access to literature books, the internet and journalsin support of the data collected from the primary research.1.2 Justification of selected methodology to achieve the research objectivesThis research will be conducted using both qualitative and quantitative approach. This combinationallows the researcher to more complete and synergistic the use of information than to do isolatequantitative and qualitative data accumulation and analysis. The time allocated to the research willneed attention, as exploring and editing the information is a part of the early stages in the researchmethod and as such, the research has been narrowing in scope due to the limited time frame givento conclude the paper. The methodology selection process is of utmost importance as it is to be usedin collecting data and findings to complete this research (Merkens, 2004).The qualitative approach will be utilized to gain a better comprehensive definition in identifying gapsand perspectives of other authors, whilst the quantitative method will be used as a surveymethodology to capture quantitative data, with the use of structured questionnaires to gain feedbackfrom participants (Merkens, 2004). Creswell and Clark (2011) further proposed that a mix methodapproach is seen as an effective tool for capturing and evaluating information in an exploration. It is
research. The authors stated that the approach adds value to the study by increasing validity in thediscoveries, illuminating the accumulation of the second data source, and helping with knowledgecreation. Furthermore, studies have shown that by utilizing a mixed-method approach the researcherwill gain a more profound and wider understanding of the phenomenon under investigation (Leedy,1997).Method of Data CollectionData accumulation is an organized technique for collecting and analysing information from numeroussources and converting this information into a meaningful configuration to get a complete andaccurate sample of the area of interest. Data accumulation empowers an individual to answerrelevant questions and analyse results (Cohen,Manion and Morrison, 2007). According to Cooperand Schindler (2001), data comprises of raw materials collected from the participants, sample of thestudy and already published information. Data is defined as a primary and secondary source. Dataallocation is a significant part of any kind of research project. However, gathering inaccurateinformation can influence the outcomes of a study and along these lines lead to invalid outcomes(Cooper and Schindler, 2001).Secondary Source:The reusing of existing data gained from previous research studies is called secondary research andit can be used to examine or investigate new or more research questions or to verify previousresearch findings (Leedy, 1997). The secondary source was undertaken on literature to investigatethe impact of digital technology on human resource management in Jamaica. Secondary data wasobtained from journals, the publication from textbooks, and the internet that discussed the thesis of;human resource management (HRM), human resource development (HRD) recruitment andperformance management. The researcher will also take the approach of interviewing administrativestaff and operation managers using open-ended questions. The data from the secondary source willhelp to develop and support the material that will derive from the primary source.
rate, the researcher indicates the purpose of the study and why the research is undertaken.Questionnaires are a less expensive tool and consume less time. However, the disadvantage of thequestionnaire is the tendency to analyze general characteristics (Leedy,1997). The questions thatwill vividly contribute to this research consist of ten (10) fundamental questions relating to theresearch topic. The questions will be addressed to qualified human resource Managers. Theinformants will be selected through email interaction and social media over three weeks.InterviewsAn interview gives uniform data, which assures the equivalence of information (Levy, 1999). A semi-structured interview will be conducted over a two (2) day period. The interviewees will be asked toanswer the following questions: (1) what are the different types of digital technology utilized withinthe human resource department? (2) Do you think digital technology has developed the competencyof human resource? (3) In what way does digital technology influence the recruitment process withinthe organization? According to Collis and Hussey (2003) the advantages and limitations of usinginterview incorporate the following: a) the interview method is suitable in very small sample size; b) itis a successful and flexible method for gathering much data. However, it has some disadvantages. Itis a very costly way of collecting information and it is also time-consuming (Collis and Hussey, 2003).Online SurveyAccording to Cohen, Manion and Morrison (2007) survey is a route for collecting data as introducedby the studied participants. The authors further stated that this technique is a questionnaire intendedfor the particular purpose of gathering information from the respondent who answers the questionsthemselves. An online survey was created by the researcher to distribute the questionnaire to theparticipants via emails. An online survey is viewed as an advantageous tool to gather data as itsaves both the respondents and researcher time. Another advantage is that respondents can beautomatically prompted when they give an invalid answer, for example, selecting several tick boxeswhen it’s only one that should have marked. However, the disadvantage of utilizing an online survey
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