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Improving Decision Making and the Effect of Distance

Article to read:

Jennifer L. Blaskovich (2008) Exploring the Effect of Distance: An Experimental Investigation of Virtual Collaboration, Social Loafing, and Group Decisions. Journal of Information Systems: Spring 2008, Vol. 22, No. 1, pp. 27-46.

Analyze this research study selected from the academic literature. The analysis should be framed against each and every one of the steps presented in the Sekaran & Bougie (2010) research process.

Use the Sekaran (2003) diagram on the research process.

The analysis itself should be a comparative assessment of how well the author (or authors) of the selected research have fulfilled (or not) each of the steps and sub-steps presented in figure 4.1 of the textbook (please note: it is highly recommended to review Chapters 4 through 6 in the Sekaran book for a refresher on the earlier research processes that have been covered in this course). The focus of the analysis should be on the research process, not as much on the research content itself. Be careful not to paraphrase what the author(s) has already stated in the published research. Again the analysis should be on assessing the adherence to the research process. Look at not only each step (and sub steps) but also how each step serves as a "stepping stone" for the next step. The interrelationships among the steps are also relevant to the analysis.

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//A research work is required to be followed under some particular steps. Inclusion of all the parts of the research in a particular research work make the work fully justified to be accepted. In this relation the following paper is developed in the form of a review paper which is reviewing the particular research by comparing it with the Sekaran research.//

This research review is being conducted to make a comparative assessment of a business research study. The main motive of this research review is to find out whether the author did enough justice with the research process, the process was followed correctly or not, steps were followed correctly or not, steps were interrelated or not, assessment was unbiased or biased on pre-conceived notions of the authors, and topic was well understood by the author or not.

The business case study that is chosen by the group for review is - Exploring the Effect of Distance: An Experimental ...

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