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ERIC Number: ED016857
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1962
Pages: 27
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IMPROVING RESEARCH IN BUSINESS EDUCATION. DELTA PI EPSILON MONOGRAPH 105.
LOMAX, PAUL S.; WILSON, W. HARMON
THE PURPOSE OF THIS MONOGRAPH IS TO DISCUSS SOME PRINCIPLES OR GUIDES THAT SHOULD BE KEPT IN MIND TO INSURE DEVELOPMENT OF SOUND RESEARCH CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS BY WHICH THE QUALITY OF BUSINESS EDUCATION CAN BE UPGRADED. THE MAJOR DIVISIONS ARE (1) NATURE OF SCIENCE AND ITS RELATIONSHIP TO PHILOSOPHY AND ART, (2) NATURE OF SCIENTIFIC OR RESEARCH METHODOLOGY, (3) COMPONENTS OF RESEARCH METHODOLOGY, AND (4) SOME WEAKNESSES, PITFALLS, AND FALLACIES IN BUSINESS EDUCATION RESEARCH. SUGGESTIONS ARE MADE FOR IMPROVING THE USE OF RESEARCH METHODOLOGY IN TERMS OF THE FOLLOWING COMPONENTS WHICH ARE THE ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS OF THE PROCESS OF REFLECTIVE THINKING AND THE LOGICAL DIVISIONS OF A RESEARCH REPORT--(1) THE PROBLEM, (2) HYPOTHESES OR ASSUMPTIONS, (3) BIBLIOGRAPHY OF RELEVANT REFERENCES, (4) METHOD OF SOLUTION OR PROCEDURES WHICH INCLUDES THE HISTORICAL, NORMATIVE-SURVEY, EXPERIMENTAL, PROGNOSTIC OR PREDICTIVE, AND PHILOSOPHIC, (5) PRESENTATION AND INTERPRETATION OF THE DATA AND THE FINDINGS, AND (6) FORMULATION OF CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS. WEAKNESSES DISCUSSED INCLUDE LIMITATIONS OF SURVEYS, ASSUMPTION THAT THE MAJORITY IS RIGHT, LACK OF DEPTH, LACK OF AN APPROPRIATE SAMPLE, LACK OF PROPER PERSPECTIVE, FAILURE TO PENETRATE THE PROBLEM, AND ASSUMPTION THAT FREQUENCY OF OCCURRENCE DETERMINES IMPORTANCE. (PS)
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