Work-Related Stress and Employee Attitudes Research Proposal by AussieGenius

Work-Related Stress and Employee Attitudes
A research proposal discussing research methods and methodologies in a data warehouse project, focusing on ethics, confidentiality and anonymity.
# 118611 | 1,961 words | 3 sources | APA | 2010 | IL
Published on Feb 10, 2010 in Business (Applied Operations) , Computer and Technology (General)

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This report discusses the research methodologies and methods which will be used in order to ascertain whether significant short-term increases in work-related stress and workload affect the people's attitudes to accepting change in the workplace when there are long term benefits to be enjoyed. The paper examines the reseach using a qualitative and quantitative approaches to social science.

Table of Contents:
Executive Summary
Research Methodology
Research Methods
Ethics, Confidentiality and Anonymity

From the Paper:

"An alternative method of collecting primary data from the employees is via interviews. One of the advantages of going down the interview route is that employees' responses can be better understood. There is far less chance of misunderstanding of questions on the side of the respondent and misunderstanding of the answer by the researcher when face-to-face interviews are conducted. Significant disadvantages of interviewing in the specific case of the load window proposal at my company include the time resources required which will impact on normal operations, and hence the cost to the company. Additionally, interviews when conducted by external interviewers are more costly, while using an internal employee to interview introduces the possibility of interviewer bias in that the likelihood is that the interviewer will know the employee being interviewed and have preconceived attitudes about him/her. The respondent may also be hesitant to answer truthfully regarding sensitive questions in a face-to-face interview. Data collected will be recorded on paper by the interviewer at the time of the interview as well as being recorded in mp3 format in order for the interviewer to be able to go back to the original data to ensure that no nuances in responses are missed. Additionally, this enables the interviewer to request a second round interview with the employee should further questioning be necessary."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Getting Started > Human Research Ethics > Swinburne Research > Swinburne University of Technology viewed 17 October 2009,
  • Neuman, W.L. 2006, Social Research Methods: Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches, Allyn & Bacon, 6th edition, Sydney (Chapter 1: Science and Research)
  • Zikmund, W.G. 2003, Business Research Methods, seventh edition, The Dryden Press, Harcourt, Sydney (Chapter 1: The Role of Business Research)

Cite this Research Proposal:

APA Format

Work-Related Stress and Employee Attitudes (2010, February 10) Retrieved August 08, 2022, from

MLA Format

"Work-Related Stress and Employee Attitudes" 10 February 2010. Web. 08 August. 2022. <>