Data Collection Paper

Data Collection Paper
March 25, 2012

Team B intends to conduct research to evaluate a possible correlation between wage earner salaries and production levels.   Team B’s hypothesis indicates the higher an individual’s salary, the higher level of production he or she will produce.   For purposes of this research, Team B intends to gather information and knowledge through observation, data collection, and literature reviews.   Theoretical framework, generalization of hypothesis, scientific research, analysis, and interpretation will be used throughout the project as well.   The purpose of this research will enable researchers to substantiate the hypothesis and answer research questions.   With completed research, managerial decisions can be made based on the findings pertaining to the research question.
The research problem or question identified for this project is “does an employee’s wage affect productivity?”   This research question is important because employers can apply the research information to make managerial decisions for hiring, terminations, rates of pay, and a host of other job related functions.
Problem Definition
The question of “does an employee’s wage affect productivity” is defined as the problem statement for this project.   Variables such as gender, education, annual wage, and occupation may contribute to a substantiated hypothesis and provide an answer to the research question addressed within this paper.
The theoretical framework for the dependent and independent variables included in this paper is detailed in the diagram below.

The independent variable of the research being conducted in this project is wage earnings.   The dependent variable in this research is productivity, which is the main subject of interest for this project.   Other independent variables that may affect Team B’s hypothesis are occupation, education, and gender.
The dependent variable (wage earnings)...