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    For the first part of this assignment, compare and contrast the theoretical and practical differences between "formal research" and "business proposals". What are some commonalities? What are some differences? What are the capabilities of one in contrast with the capabilities of the other? Use sources available on the web, the library from the textbook to support your arguments and remember to include these sources in the references section of your paper.

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    For the first part of this assignment, compare and contrast the theoretical and practical differences between "formal research" and "business proposals". What are some commonalities? What are some differences? What are the capabilities of one in contrast with the capabilities of the other? Use sources available on the web, the library from the textbook to support your arguments and remember to include these sources in the references section of your paper.

    a) Compare and contrast the theoretical practical differences between "formal research" and "business proposals".
    Process Steps Formal Research Business Proposal
    Overview Abstract Executive Summary
    Report Formatting APA formatted Variety of formats, sometimes proprietary
    Preliminary Data Gathering Ideas based upon the results of other researchers Previous or similar internal situations or cases from the competition.
    Literature review Primarily scholarly literature (preferably peer reviewed) to articulate the context of the study Proprietary and industry specific literature.
    Defining the problem Careful framing of the area of concern as a potential contribution to scholarly research Mainly framed as a business decision making concern
    Research ...

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    This paper compares and contrasts the theoretical and practical differences between "formal research" and "business proposals". It looks at some commonalities, differences and the capabilities of one in contrast with the capabilities of the other.

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