Development of the Research Design

  • Franz Michael Fischer


Having used role theory to generate testable hypotheses, this work proceeds and develops a corresponding research design in the following chapters. Among the main questions a researcher has to give an answer to in the research process are the issues of methodology and method (Ahrens & Chapman, 2006, pp. 821-822; Atkinson & Shaffir, 1998, p. 42; Creswell, 2003, p. 5; Richardson, 1996, pp. 3-5). Even though the two terms are sometimes used interchangeably, it is “important to distinguish between methodology and method in research” (Richardson, 1996, p. 3). While methodology means “a general approach to studying research topics”, method refers to “a specific research technique” (Silverman, 2005, p. 98).


Partial Little Square Structural Equation Modeling Exploratory Factor Analysis Role Conflict Management Accounting 
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