Scenario: A specific department within an organization has a high turnover rate; employees of this department have a shorter average tenure than those of other departments in the company. Skilled workers are leaving and the worker population contains a high percentage of novice workers.

How should a researcher proceed, given this scenario?

Select two strategy items from the list below (1-6) and offer a research approach. Support the rationale for this as a justifiable approach and identify how the results might be affected.

  1. The purpose of the study
  2. The extent of researcher interference
  3. The study setting
  4. The research strategy
  5. The time horizon for the study
  6. The unit of analysis

In your responses, consider your own ideas for approaching the research. How did your classmates’ approached differ? How might the results be different with different approaches?