The Problem, Purpose and Research Question. The Research Question. Is the research problem in question form? How do first line manufacturing supervisors decide whether or not to participate in employee engagement programs?
Is the research problem in question form?
Practical Problems and Research Problems
The practical problem-research problem distinction is taken from Booth, W., Colomb, G., & Williams, J.(1995).The craft of research. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press. It is highly recommended that you see this book.
Starts with a problem or opportunity
Integrate this into the problem statement.
Note: solutions, alternatives, and how the proposed study is helpful is not needed in this section. Focus on the problem surrounding the topic
“Provides the major objective or intent or “road map” to the study” (Creswell, 2007, p. 103).
The purpose of this grounded theory (qualitative study) is to understand how employees decide to participate in employee engagement programs for first line supervisors at middle Georgia manufacturing plants. At this stage in the research, employee engagement will be generally defined as “an emergent and working condition as a positive cognitive, emotional and behavioral state directed toward organizational outcomes” (Shuck & Wollard, 2009).