According to Yin (2014, 23) the value which case study plays as a research method in social science, as it helps investigate and produce empirical data through following a set of procedures. Yin 2014 further discussed case study design, techniques and analysis which are suggested as essential steps that researchers ought to follow for a successful case study development. These steps Yin propose range from preparing to use the case study to designing case studies; preparing to collect case study evidence; collecting case study evidence; analyzing case study evidence and lastly reporting case
Once a substantial amount of data in the form of previously conducted similar studies, the researcher tries to understand the concepts and looks for patterns that could provide explanation to our identified research problem. In other words, an inductive approach starts with a set of observations
Thus, it “emphasizes careful comparative case analyses and extrapolating patterns for possible transferability and adaptation in new settings” (Lebaree, 2009). It leaves room for several interpretations of the findings of the study. The analysis can be transformed in to different formats to explain different occurrences. Thematic analysis “may be used to understand people’s interpretations of any sort of phenomena” (Cheney, 2011: 483). Although, complete objectivity is unattainable because researchers are participants within the study, thematic analysis is still applicable.
For each set and bundle of Strategic human resource management practices, we describe the practices and make the arguments for their combined effects on organizational performance. Becker and Huselid (2006) observed and explained that the very field of strategic human resource management has been enjoying a notable power in the past two decades. Its theoretical underpinnings are stemmed from the resource-based view of the firm which was introduced by (Barney in 2001, Harvey in 2001 and Wright & McMahan in 1992). Lado and Wilson also proposed that the strategic human resource practices contribute abundantly to achieve the sustained competitive advantage of the firm by enabling the development of knowledge that is embedded in the firm’s culture and history and, by virtue of this context-specificity, is largely inimitable(Birdi, Clegg, Patterson, Robinson, Stride, & Wall, 2008).Organizational behavior perspective proposes that Strategic Human Resource practices are crucial for developing individual knowledge and skills, and employee attitudes and behaviors as well. If effects of these practices are prevalent and consistent in
The article also serves as an exemplary work on the subject of correction, feedback, and empirical educational research. The authors have drawn from credible sources that are also featured in my subsequent literature review. The exemplary presentation of research methodology, the writing style, data presentation and analysis culminate in making this article worthy of replication and a framework in constructing my research
Acknowledge new issues as one works through the transcripts and the other one have to be disciplined and discern. Through the Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA), the researchers were able to distinguish the similarities and differences of the co-researchers’
Chapter One Introduction The first chapter consists of five sections. The first section is concerned itself with the study background by showing the general review of the whole research topic. Then it discusses the fundamentals of the Research problems by providing the definitions of service quality and customer satisfaction to build the concept. The third section shows the main target of the research. The fourth section includes objectives of the researcher in resuming the study and its importance to the organization in which this study is mainly concerned.
Review of related literature is an important component of any research work. The purpose of the review of literature is to build up the context and background of the research as well as to provide the basis for formulation of research questions or hypothesis. This helps in building a solid foundation on which any research is based. Since a good research is based upon everything that is known in the area of research,
The main purpose of this chapter is to provide an outline of the research methods that will be used and to explain the procedures that will be employed to collect the data in the intended study. Since the scope of the study has been determined, and its aim and objectives have also been identified, it is very important to outline the methodology that will be adopted to pursue the issues relating to the research questions. This involves indicating the particular research philosophy and strategic approach that will be assumed by the researcher. Research is a systematic investigation to increase the sum of knowledge (Fellows and Liu, 2003). Marshal and Rossman (2006) define research as a systematic inquiry to provide a better understanding of
Some of the prime components of the foundation are epistemology, methodology, and method, all of which are interrelated and cemented together. The result of these contributes to the authenticity, reliability, and clarity that enables qualitative methodology to deliver such compelling results, and how researchers and participants are able corroborate in any study. Epistemology, in a most general way, is that branch of philosophy which is concerned with the value and origin of human knowledge, (Dubray (1909). "Epistemology determines and is made visible through method, particularly involving the participant. It also determines the objects of every social science by ascertaining their differentiating characteristics, and fixed their relations and common principles, the beginnings of their development and their special methods".