Explore BrainMass

Problem Identification in Exemplary Business Research

Read the two attached, published research articles.

Then assist with writing a short critique of the quality of the research reported in each of these articles.
Case assignment expectations

A critique is a review and commentary (usually in the range of 3-5 pages, not including cover page or reference page) on a particular article(s) or piece(s) of research. It is not necessarily critical in the negative sense, although you may need to comment negatively on some aspects; both positive and negative aspects should be treated. Just because something appears in print, even in an A-list journal, does not make it free from possible errors or beyond criticism; nothing should be necessarily taken at face value.

In this case, your critique should address at least the following issues, as well as any other points that you find relevant and worthy of comment:

The degree to which each of the papers exhibits quality in terms of the eight criteria discussed;

Purposiveness: A definite aim. The research will have some practical benefit.

Rigor: A careful design. The correct data are collected, and no other.

Testability: The data can be tested, and the tentative notions about their relationships can be definitely proved or disproved.

Replicability: Another researcher could do the study again, and get similar results.

Precision and confidence: The research findings are close to "reality." It is highly likely that the results are "true," and not the results of sampling error.

Objectivity: The conclusions of the study are based on the revealed relationships among data, and not the researcher's opinions or philosophical values.

Generalizability: The research findings are applicable to other organizations.

Parsimony: The relationships are simple and straightforward.

The most important data are collected, the most obvious relationships are tested, and the most significant of those are identified.
. Be clear, specific, and brief.

Your comparative assessment of the overall quality of both papers, including the basis for your conclusions.

Please included citations where used.


Solution Preview


Business Research Problem Identification
Course code:

Organizational commitment and ethical behavior
The purposiveness of this paper this is well captured since the paper shows how the organization is committed in ensuring that an ethical behavior is upheld within the organization as well as conducting a study on the information system professionals.
Considering the rigor of the paper, the paper was carefully designed having only the correct data collected such as the methods of measuring an organization's commitment as well as measuring an organization's ethical behavior.

The data collected can be tested such as the hypothesis 2 which later allowed for attitude discernment on different ethical issues which can either be disapproved or approved. After testing hypotheses 2, an attitude that an IS professional may protect the employees or customers highly and at the same time pirate software without permission from the information system is discerned and can either be approved or disapproved. The element of replicability of this paper is high since if another researcher was to carry out the same research again, the possibility of coming up with the same results are also high. For example if a researcher was to carry out the same research there are only two methods available of measuring the ethical behavior that is, describing the scenario of the unethical behavior and describing how the respondents will behave through the use of close-ended answers which are normally ranked depending on their degree of ethicality (Sandelowski, 2008).

The second method used is the provision of first person statements concerning the unethical behavior while having ...

Solution Summary

The solution identifies the problem in exemplary business research.