Advanced Research Methods (STAT 730)
Semester: Fall 2017 Assignment No. 1
Due Date: November 26, 2017 Total Marks: 15
Objective of the Assignment:
The objective of this activity is to make the students able to identify the research problem, variables (Dependent, Independent, and intervening) and elements of research design from the given piece of literature.
After attempting this assignment students should be able to:
Identify the research problem
Identify the variables
Identify the research design elements
Research shows that stress limits an individual’s creativity as well as the person’s ability to think and reason along new lines (Lazarus, 1966). Intelligence is considered as an important predictor for analyzing the employees’ capabilities and their behaviors to perform a particular task. However, it is a common perception that individuals having high intellectual capabilities perform well in more stressful conditions, than people with low levels of cognitive ability.
Contemporary research studies have revealed interesting findings about nature of the relationship between individual intelligence quotient (IQ) level and their respective performance. Indicating a new line of research that IQ alone is not sufficient for the success of employees. However, emotional Intelligence also plays a significant role to enhance employees’ performance working under stressful environment. Scholars have also examined that individuals facing high levels of stress might affect their cognitive performance resulting in ineffective utilization of cognitive resources (Perkins and Corr, 2006).
An empirical study was conducted to determine the role of employees’ cognitive and emotional intelligence and its impact on employees’ performance. Data was collected through structured questionnaire and 300 employees were selected randomly from different organizations of Telecom industry.
Answer the following questions on the basis of above mentioned scenario:
Q1: Identify the research problem. (2 Marks)
Q2: Identify dependent, independent and mediating variables. (3 Marks)
Q3: Identify the following elements of the research design to address the research problem: (10 Marks)
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