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Quantitative analysis research design methods

More detailed instructions on the assignment are attached, I have tried twice but I guess I keep doing article reviews that have quantitative data in them and that is NOT what is needed.

Write a short paper (450-600 words) that demonstrates a brief analysis of the quantitative research article you selected. You are to write your paper in such a way as to answer the questions/issues below. However, do not include the list on your paper. Instead, let the items guide the content expressed in your paper, which should be in typical paragraph form.
- State the research problem or issue in the study.
- State the hypothesis/questions or objectives. Were they stated clearly?
- What questionnaires/survey instruments were used to answer the problem?
- What was the population used in the study? Was there a sample used? If so, how was the sample selected? How many were in the sample?
- What were the statistical techniques (Examples: mean, median, mode, ANOVA, MANOVA, regression analysis, etc.) used to analyze the data?

DETAILS:
1. Using the same topic you selected in week one (Employee Compensation), and utilizing a similar research strategy in the online library, find a journal article that presents quantitative scholarly research associated with your topic. Remember that scholarly research involves solving problems. If your article does not use quantitative methodology then you do not have an appropriate research article. For the purposes of this assignment you want to intentionally find a research article that contains quantitative methodology. Consult the Creswell textbook for assistance. Save the article to your computer to have as a reference and also to attach to the professor when your paper is completed.

2. Write a short paper (450-600 words) that demonstrates a brief analysis of the quantitative research article you selected. You are to write your paper in such a way as to answer the questions/issues below. However, do not include the list on your paper. Instead, let the items guide the content expressed in your paper, which should be in typical paragraph form.
- State the research problem or issue in the study.
- State the hypothesis/questions or objectives. Were they stated clearly?
- What questionnaires/survey instruments were used to answer the problem?
- What was the population used in the study? Was there a sample used? If so, how was the sample selected? How many were in the sample?
- What were the statistical techniques (Examples: mean, median, mode, ANOVA, MANOVA, regression analysis, etc.) used to analyze the data?

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Article: Public Sector Unions and the Rising Costs of Employee Compensation, by Chris Edwards.
Research Problem is "Are public sector unions responsible for increasing costs of employee compensation?"
Objectives of research are as follows. The first objective is to determine if public sector employee compensation is increasing during recession even though the compensation in the private sector has stagnated. The second objective of the study is to examine if the labor unions are responsible for increasing compensation in the public sector. Third, the study has focused on state and local governments and the research discusses the problem of fiscal crisis in states and local budgets because of the outstanding worker retirement plans and pension obligations. Each of the objectives has been stated clearly. The current expenditures of state governments on Medicaid and other programs are increasing and state debt is rising. The problem is that many state ...

Solution Summary

The answer to this problem explains the rising cost to employee compensation. The references related to the answer are also included.

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