Quantitative Research Design

Business Finance


For this assignment, you will build on your assignment last week to further explore how you might examine your research problem using a quantitative methodology. Respond to the following questions:

  • Please restate the research problem, purpose, and research questions you developed previously and incorporate any faculty feedback as appropriate. This week, be sure to also include hypotheses for each of your research questions.
  • How might surveys be used to answer your research questions? What are the advantages and disadvantages of using surveys to collect data?
  • How might you use an experiment or quasi-experiment to answer your research questions? What are the advantages and disadvantages of using (quasi)experiments to collect your data?
  • It is also important to consider how you might analyze the potential data you collect and factors that could affect those analyses. Specifically, what are Type I and Type II errors? How might these impact your study? What is statistical power? How might this impact your study? What steps can you take ahead of time to help avoid issues related to Type I & II errors as well as power?

Be sure to use scholarly sources to support all assertions and research decisions.

Length: 5 to 7 pages, not including title and reference pages

Grading Rubric


Content (40 points)



State research problem, purpose, research questions and hypotheses



Discussed in detail the advantages and disadvantages of using surveys to collect data



Explained how you could use experiments or quasi-experiments to collect data for your study and the advantages and disadvantages of these designs


Organization (10 point)


Organized and presented in a clear manner. Included a minimum of five scholarly references, with appropriate APA formatting applied to citations and paraphrasing.




Your paper should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts presented in the course by providing new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic. Your response should reflect scholarly writing and current APA standards. Be sure to adhere to Northcentral University’s Academic Integrity Policy.

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