QM687 Park Scientific Method gathering and Analyzing Data Paper

Innovation projects relay on collecting data and information that support the project goal. Research is a systematic approach that provides information (Cooper and Schindler, 2006). To ensure accuracy and consistency of results, researchers use the scientific Method. That is, project managers use accepted research methods to test and confirm results. This has been an accepted process for hundreds of years.

On page 5 of Chapter 2 of the Cooper and Schindler (2006) book states that the Scientific Method consists of several related principles:

  • Direct observation of phenomena.
  • Clearly defined variables, methods, and procedures.
  • Empirically testable hypotheses.
  • The ability to rule out rival hypotheses.
  • Statistical, rather than linguistic, justification of conclusions.
  • The self-correcting process.

To ensure quality and acceptability of results, the Scientific Method is used to ensure accuracy and reliability. Characteristics of the scientific method include:

  • Purpose clearly stated
  • Well planned
  • Rigorous ethical standards applied.
  • Limitations and assumptions discussed.
  • Analysis will meet the needs of the decision-maker.
  • Results presented fairly.
  • Conclusions justified.
  • Researcher’s experience reflected. (Cooper and Schindler, 2006).

So how the data is collected and processed are important. To ensure believability of the data and results is critical for innovation projects, given the changes that may occur.

Reference

Cooper, D, and Schindler, P. (2006). Business Research Methods (Volume 1), McGraw-Hill Publishing.

Directions

How will you use the Scientific Method in gathering and analyzing data? How does a planned approach to implementing an innovation project ensure accuracy and consistency of results?

Apply this to projects in general and your planned project specifically.

Use the discussion forum to give each other feedback, ideas, and encouragement.Innovation projects relay on collecting data and information that support the project goal. Research is a systematic approach that provides information (Cooper and Schindler, 2006). To ensure accuracy and consistency of results, researchers use the scientific Method. That is, project managers use accepted research methods to test and confirm results. This has been an accepted process for hundreds of years.

On page 5 of Chapter 2 of the Cooper and Schindler (2006) book states that the Scientific Method consists of several related principles:

  • Direct observation of phenomena.
  • Clearly defined variables, methods, and procedures.
  • Empirically testable hypotheses.
  • The ability to rule out rival hypotheses.
  • Statistical, rather than linguistic, justification of conclusions.
  • The self-correcting process.

To ensure quality and acceptability of results, the Scientific Method is used to ensure accuracy and reliability. Characteristics of the scientific method include:

  • Purpose clearly stated
  • Well planned
  • Rigorous ethical standards applied.
  • Limitations and assumptions discussed.
  • Analysis will meet the needs of the decision-maker.
  • Results presented fairly.
  • Conclusions justified.
  • Researcher’s experience reflected. (Cooper and Schindler, 2006).

So how the data is collected and processed are important. To ensure believability of the data and results is critical for innovation projects, given the changes that may occur.

Reference

Cooper, D, and Schindler, P. (2006). Business Research Methods (Volume 1), McGraw-Hill Publishing.

Directions

How will you use the Scientific Method in gathering and analyzing data? How does a planned approach to implementing an innovation project ensure accuracy and consistency of results?

Apply this to projects in general and your planned project specifically.

Text books:

Title: The Innovation Tools Handbook, Volume 2

ISBN-13: 9781498760515

Title: The Innovation Tools Handbook, Volume 3

ISBN-13: 9781498760539

 

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