Selecting A Survey Research Design – Coursework Example

Research Design Research Design I have chosen to incorporate an interview style of survey into my qualitative, exploratory based study. In essence, I will be incorporating an in-depth person interview design that seeks to analyze the current perceptions related to the impact of group support on the overall level of stress manifesting itself in the workplace. Such a study enables me to utilize my personal experience at handling stress related issues within a group environment at the workplace and combine that with my ability to obtain feedback from various colleagues throughout their own organizations in a confidential and non-biased manner (Creswell, 2008). This feedback will be qualitative in nature and will be combined with the current literature I am in the process of reviewing for the study in general. By triangulating both sets of results, I hope to be able to arrive at some solidly based conclusions that are confirmed by both current research and by working professionals currently employed in a variety of organizations where individuals must work in a group setting.
In designing this particular type of survey, I realize that is important that my research be credible. I want readers to be able to trust that outcomes that I arrive at, which means that I am now taking the time to ensure my methodology is based on sound research principles, that the research I incorporable is both scholarly and reputable, and that the eventual participants in the survey portion of the study are truly qualified to do so. In addition, as I design the qualitative study, I will be making sure the research is transparent, reliable, and useful to both the academic and business community.
Creswell, J. W. (2008). Educational research: Planning, conducting, and evaluating quantitative or qualitative research (3rd. ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education, Inc.