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Develop an envisioned methodology and design for a dissertation research topic based on the research problem, purpose, and previous research courses, and then write a research paper to identify the strengths and weaknesses of the envisioned method and design. The topic is Walmart's Policy on Women's Pay. In the paper, justify why the chosen method and design would be most appropriate for your research questions. In justifying your chosen method and design, discuss why alternative methods/designs would be less desirable for your study. Please corroborate your assertions with scholarly research.

Length: 6-7 pages

References: Minimum of 7 scholarly resources

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Envisioned Methodology and Design for "Wal-Mart's Policy on Women's Pay"
Research Problem:
At all levels, there should be equal pay for women who do the same work as men at Wal-Mart (1). However, at each level women are being paid less than men at Wal-Mart (2). The Equal Pay Act (1963) requires equal pay for equal work at all levels in all organizations. However, there is evidence that Wal-Mart is paying discriminatory wages to women at all levels.
Purpose:
The purpose of the study is to find if women get equal pay for equal work at entry level, at the end of scale, at supervisory level, and at managerial levels. The law, the Equal Pay Act and Title VII says that an employer cannot deny equal pay for equal work at each level of work. This study will address the problem by surveying current Wal-Mart women employees at four levels, the new recruits, end of scale employees, supervisors, and managerial level employees.
Research Questions:
Are women are paid the same pay as their male counterparts when they are recruited at Wal-Mart?
Are women paid the same pay as their male counterparts when they reach the end of the pay-scale at Wal-Mart?
Are women supervisors paid the same pay as their male supervisors at Wal-Mart?
Are women managers paid the same pay as their male managers at Wal-Mart?
Hypotheses:
1.
H0 Women are paid the same pay as their male counterparts when they are recruited at Wal-Mart
H1 Women are not paid the same pay as their male counterparts when they are recruited at Wal-Mart
2.
H0 Women are paid the same pay as their male counterparts when they reach the end of the pay-scale at Wal-Mart
H1 Women are not paid the same pay as their male counterparts when they reach the end of the pay-scale at Wal-Mart.
3.
H0 Women supervisors are paid the same pay as their male supervisors at Wal-Mart.
H1 Women supervisors are not paid the same pay as their male supervisors at Wal-Mart
4.
H0 women managers are paid the same pay as their male managers at Wal-Mart.
H1 women managers are not paid the same pay as their male managers at Wal-Mart.
Quantitative Study:
The quantitative method will be used to make objective measurements, and statistical, analysis of data collected through an e-mailed questionnaire will be done (3). This study will collect numerical data from a sample of existing women employees of Wal-Mart and generalize it across the company. The study will provide the levels at Wal-Mart where discrimination in pay exists.

Design: The design of the study will be to identify fifty women employees at Wal-Mart each at four levels. The levels will be those recruited during the last four months. The second level will be those that have reached the end of their scale. The third level will be those that are ...

Solution Summary

The response provides you a structured explanation of proposing and justifying a research method/design on Wal-Mart's policy on Women's Pay . It also gives you the relevant references.

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