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Statement of the Problem, Research

Objectives, Significance of the Study,


Scope & Limitations
Is a felt need, a question thrown forward for
solution (Murdick, 1969)
A situation where a gap exists between the
actual and the desired ideal state (Sekaran,
1992)
A hypothesis or question of interest to
business people and managers that can be
tested or answered through the collection or
analysis of data (Gay and Diehl, 1992)
Surf the Internet
Read the Literature
Inquire from Business Practitioners
Interview Business Leaders
Ask Recognized Academicians
Attend Conferences/Fora/Symposia
Conduct an Internal/External Audit of a
business establishment
Newness of
Topic

Significance Qualifications
of Topic of Researcher

CRITERIA
FOR
PROBLEM
SELECTION

Availability
of Availability
Resources of Data

Time
Constraint
Research problem in question form
Name specific problem area
Topic is phrased in manageable terms
Scope is limited to realistic parameters
Words used are unbiased & objective
Relationship between variables are clear
Phrases & words used are measurable
Problem identifies the data & techniques
needed to answer the question
Problem is grammatically correct
P1: Is there a relationship between job
satisfaction and employee retention
among full-time workers at X Y Z Co.?
P2: What is the impact of product
innovation on ABC Corporation’s
organizational performance?
Stated in
Declarative
Form

Relationships Variables
to be tested are stated
must be clear clearly

CRITERIA
FOR
RESEARCH
OBJECTIVES

Objectives
Concepts
must be
must be
related to
measurable
problem

Scope must
be attainable
The general objective of this study is to
determine the relationship between job
satisfaction and employee retention among
full-time workers at XYZ Co.?
Meanwhile, the specific objectives are:
1.To measure the employees’ level of job
satisfaction.
2.To assess the likelihood of employees to
remain in the organization.
3.To recommend specific ways on how to
enhance job satisfaction and employee
retention.
The general objective of the study is to ascertain if
product innovation impacts upon the
organizational performance of ABC Corporation.
Specifically, this study aims to:
1.Measure the extent of radical and incremental
innovation adopted by ABC Corporation for its
products.
2.Evaluate the organizational performance of
ABC Corporation.
3.Recommend ways of fostering continued
innovation at ABC Corporation.
4.Recommend concrete ways of further enhancing
the organizational performance of ABC
Corporation.
Individual Level Organizational
Level
1. Researchers
1. Firms
2. Students
2. Industry
3. Employees
3. Associations
4. Managers
4. Schools
5. Entrepreneurs 5. Funding
Agencies
Other Beneficiaries
1. Government

2. Communities

3. Consumers

4. Suppliers

5. Investors
Methods of
Variables Sources of Data Data Collection
& Analysis

Timeframe Constraints