Posted: September 19th, 2022
Think of a human service organization with which you are familiar. What are the key forces in its environments (local, state, national, and international) to which its stakeholders should be paying attention? How does the agency identify needs and opportunities for new services? In what ways does the agency involve the community in the assessment process?
Please include peer-reviewed sources in your post. Your post must be in APA Style.
RES-831 Alignment Table
Directions: Use this to complete the course assignments that require this table. The table will expand as you type information into the cells. Refer to either the GCU quantitative or qualitative dissertation template for additional information on each of the required research components.
Workplace injuries are a constant concern in work environments where the majority of employees perform manual labor. It is currently unknown whether the monetary value of a company workmen’s compensation insurance policy impacts the performance of employees.
The purpose of this quantitative study is to determine if the workplace performance of employees performing manual labor is correlated with the monetary value of a company’s workmen’s compensation insurance policy.
RQ1: Is the workplace performance of manual labor-based employees correlated with the amount of money a company’s workmen’s compensation policy will pay out if the employee becomes injured?
RQ2: Is the number of workplace injuries correlated with the monetary value of a company’s workmen’s compensation insurance policy?
Methodology & Justification:
The current study chose a quantitative research methodology to examine whether there is a correlation between the monetary value of a company’s workman’s compensation and the performance of employees who perform manual labor. A quantitative methodology was chosen for the study because both research questions seek to determine if there is a statistical relationship between quantitative variables, including the maximum monetary value of a company’s workman’s compensation policy and the number of workplace injuries. Workplace performance will also be evaluated quantitatively by giving workplace managers a Likest-type survey using a 1-5 scale to evaluate different aspects of employee performance in the workplace. Consequently, a quantitative approach is best suited for the current study, as the study will utilize student t-tests to determine if there is a relationship between the independent variables (workman’s compensation policy amount, number of workplace injuries) and dependent variable (employee workplace performance) in the study (Bloomfield & Fischer, 2019). The researcher did not choose a qualitative methodology because qualitative methodologies generally do not examine quantitative variables, but instead allow the researcher to ask study participants questions surrounding their lived experiences and perspectives of a phenomenon in question (Creswell & Creswell, 2017). The current study is not concerned with the employees rating of their own performance or the opinions of employees about workman’s compensation, making a qualitative methodology and mixed methodology inappropriate for the study. In the proposed study, the researcher seeks to understand if there is a statistical relationship or correlation between the maximum monetary amount of a company’s workman’s compensation policy and employee performance. Studies that seek to find statistical relationships are well suited for quantitative-based methodologies (Bloomfield & Fischer, 2019). For these reasons, the researcher chose a quantitative methodology to examine the research questions.
Bloomfield, J., & Fisher, M. J. (2019). Quantitative research design.
Creswell, J. W., & Creswell, J. D. (2017). Research design: Qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods approaches. Sage.
A feasible study is one in which the research can readily access the data required for analysis and one in which there are suitable methods for analysis of the data in question. In the current study, company managers will rate employee performance, as well as give the researcher data regarding the company’s workman’s compensation policy and number of workplace injuries. Companies are required to have this information readily on hand for safety inspectors, meaning that the data is readily available for the researcher provided the managers give the research informed consent to conduct the study.
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Module 5 DQ 1
To maximize the effectiveness of a planned campaign to raise community awareness of available services, a mental health provider has contracted a researcher to investigate how residents in an urban immigrant community seek mental health services. What types of useful knowledge could the researcher generate using qualitative methodology to investigate this problem? Explain. What types of knowledge regarding this problem cannot be credibly and dependably generated using qualitative methodology? Explain.
Note: Rather than providing insights into the topics of mental health, immigration, or urban community services, focus your discussion post on the research methodology, research design, and data collection process to resolve this applied research example.
Module 5 DQ 2
Based on your quantitative analyses of employee contributions to the workplace, you have learned that several employees continue to be dissatisfied and may leave. Turnover is costly and disruptive, so your manager wants you to investigate how employee perceive their work environment and motivation to stay with the organization. What types of useful knowledge could the researcher generate by using qualitative methodology to investigate this problem? What types of knowledge regarding this problem cannot be credibly and dependably generated using qualitative methodology? Support your position.
Note: Rather than providing insights into the topics of employee perceptions or employee retention, focus your discussion post on the research methodology and design, to resolve this applied research example.
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