Weekly Journal Entries On Business Research Assignment
Task: This is just a reflective report, that just give information what we done weekly, i need same report one i sent you weekly summarized, from 1 to 12, also reflective journal as a last, you ll see in pdf! no reference needed, pls keep plagiarism minimum.
I begin to prepare business research assignment in my Business Research unit class. Our teacher at Victoria University collaborates was Dr. Evi Lanasier whereas our unit coordinator was Dr. Michelle Fong. Our teacher explained about the guidelines regarding all the units of the assignments on the first day of my class. At first, a group was formed so that it becomes easier for us to work for this particular unit of the assessment. This was the first step of our business research assignment. We were asked to analyze the real problems faced regarding world management on the first day so that our topic for the research work of this particular unit can be decided.
Our business research assignment started this week and here we have to choose the actual topic for our research work. Two members of the group always discussed the IT related problems as they belong to the field of Information Technology. Hence, all the members of the group including me selected a topic and our topic was “Factors that determine online shopping to succeed” because I thought the topic is very interesting for me to work. We studied what are the factors that determine the growth and success of online shopping before starting the business research assignment. We already started finding out the problems related to the business research known as “Business Research Problems” abbreviated as BRPs since we had to submit our work on the fourth week only. We also had to find out “Business Research Questions” known as BRP on the concepts of Management Decision Problem commonly abbreviated as MDP.
Now we all know that the independent variables are BRP and BRQ and thus, we are all ready to work on BRP and BRQ which will be done on the basis of MDP. What we need to find out is the impact or the effects of BRP and BRQ on MDP. We started working on the Literature Review part where we have done various researches that were related to our topic once BRP, BRQ, and MDP got accepted. All these researches were done by the scholars who were there previously. The factors of success were chosen as MDP while web design, service quality and a variety of products were BRP and BRQ by the students.
The road map of the whole business research assignment was found this week based on which we are going to continue with our work in the next weeks. Hence, we investigated and analyzed BRQ, BRP, and MDP. We used to identify the independent variables which were web design, service quality and a variety of products and the dependent variables which were the factors that determine online shopping to succeed. This was done by us with the help of the literature review. We submitted our proposal this week. The actual research that we have to work in the last report is the proposal.
We started the new design of our research work as we received good feedback on the proposal that we submitted. We prepared a road map of the whole business research assignment this week. We adopted the inductive approach to conduct this research because our topic of research was to analyze and find out the factors that influenced online shopping to grow and succeed. 50 sample sizes were selected as the research design adopted was descriptive. We also discussed the best technique that could be used for data collection and data sampling methods on this particular week.
We were still in the same term of analyzing data and started framing new questions in this week itself. This was considered as the most difficult part of our business research assignment. As the questions were framed on the basis of BRQ and BRP, the method that was selected in this research was the primary research method to collect the data. We started dealing with the method hypothesis as well this week. Hypothesis method was used to take the measurement to evaluate and analyze the relationship and the difference between the dependent and independent variables because the instrumental part was mainly focused in this week.
We started analyzing the date and collecting the data once all the questions were framed. As we were collecting the data and analyzing the data, not a single member of our group remained present in the class. We selected the random sampling method for making the research work easier for us. The questions were distributed on emails so that the responses of the respondents that were relevant to the questions can be generated. The questionnaire was framed on the concepts of BRQ and BRP to calculate the similarities and differences between the dependent and independent variables.
We remained involved in collecting all the data this week. We used the primary as well as the secondary research method in collecting the data. As we generally stayed in the college, we were working on the Literature Review part taking the help of various articles, and journals. We used the secondary method to analyze the data and collect all the information that was useful. Our lecturer always used to guide us and helped us overcome the issues faced by us while conducting the research. We were following the road map of the research to complete the business research assignment.
Like the previous week only this week also we used the primary which was the questionnaire as well as the secondary method which was the literature review. The statistical tools that were used by us were the data entries. I was the only one in the team, who knew how to use the tools for data analysis; I started using the data analysis tools to find out the actual factors leading to the development of online shopping using the hypothesis method of testing. All the answers of the respondents to the questions were encoded with the help of the spss software to find out and evaluate the factors for the success of online shopping by the hypothesis method of testing.
This week we were involved in the findings and the outcomes of analyzing the data of our business research assignment. Our data was being measured with the help of the spss software to measure the correlation between the variables and the average of the variables. The statistical tools helped to derive the outcomes and conclusion of the research work or the assignment. This method was compared to the hypothesis method of analysis to find out the importance of the independent and dependent variables. The relationship between the independent and dependent variables was analyzed based on which the overall data analysis and measurement was done.
We started preparing for the presentation for the next week that is the twelfth week. The next week we had to present the overall presentation of our work as a group. Hence, our work got divided into three different sections so that a slide of our presentation can be created easily. Each member was selected to present different parts. For example, I presented the literature review portion, another member of the group presented the conclusion portion and the third member presented the background and the introduction part of the research work. We stayed in the college for hours after the classes got over so that it becomes easier for us to discuss the research on business research assignment and collaborate in creating the slides for the presentation.
We submitted our presentation this week. I was chosen to present the literature review portion, another member of the group presented the conclusion portion and the third member was chosen to present the background and the introduction part of the research work. It was found that our presentation was not that good. We were provided with proper feedback by our lecturer regarding the mistakes that we have made in the whole presentation of our work. The presentation of our research was not relevant to the dependent and independent variables and thus, there were many mistakes in the conclusion of the presentation. We decided to work on it again so that we can rectify our mistakes and improve the next report.
This research on business research assignment helped me to gain knowledge and develop my skills to analyze the research work. We had to follow all the procedures and steps guided by our lecturer every week. We faced so many difficulties to obtain useful information as it was a busy schedule. This unit helped me to understand every step to follow while conducting research work. I understood the significance of the group discussion and group work while working on this research. Having understood the concepts of data analysis, data collection, and hypothesis, it became very easy for me to improve myself in the next presentation. The various challenges we faced were while preparing the business research assignment:
- Time management and focusing on new steps every week.
- We did not have any knowledge about how to collect the data properly.
- My opinions were different from the other members.
- Some members did not know how to conduct research work as they were from the IT background.
Thus, we need to support and motivate each other to overcome the challenges faced while conducting the research. All the members of the group need to participate equally to get the presentation done more effectively. Our lecturer supported and motivated us to complete the project efficiently. We would have never completed the study developed in the business research assignment without her support.