Provide a document that lays out the background and description of the organizational issue or problem you would like to research.
- Provide your problem statement.
- Explain why it should be researched.
- Compare your problem statement to the Checklist—Evaluating the Research Problem in Chapter 2 of your textbook.
- Briefly, what is your tentative data collection plan, i.e. from whom or where do you expect to collect data, and how? [MO1.1, MO1.2, MO1.3]
Brief problem statement: How has COVID-19 affected small businesses and what should be done to prevent it from happening in the future
Review the research that has been done on the problem or issue you identified in Written Assignment 1 and discussed in Discussion Forum 2. Be sure to relate the literature review to your problem or issue by evaluating and interpreting the information. Describe your process—including keywords you used in your search. At this time, you should review four to six quality readings/articles. Based on the articles you have found, can you more specifically and more clearly refine your problem statement? What are your initial thoughts on how and from whom you will collect your data? Comment on whether you will collect primary or secondary data, and if you think you will be implementing a quantitative and/or qualitative approach to your data collection. This assignment should be about 1000 to 1250 words in length (four to five pages using a typical font and spacing), should contain citations of your references throughout, and should include a reference list of your sources at the conclusion. Your citations and reference list should be in APA format. Use the Citation Machine to format your sources correctly.