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Abstraction means that you translate the empirical observations, measurements etc. It will seldom be possible to divide exploratory study into such clear phases as is common in the case that the object has been studied earlier.

According to Alasuutari p. Details differing from one individual to another at random are omitted or pushed aside so that the general lines of the data can be discerned more easily. Simplification continues by finding the relationships between separate observations or cases. Some tools for this work are comparison and classification. The goal is to find the general rule or model that is valid in all or most of the observations.

This model can be, for example, development or evolution, causality , or a conscious action to attain an outcome which is typical in normative research. Sometimes the most interesting questions are found at the end of the research, when the researcher has become an expert on the subject.

It is often said that "data teach the researcher". The purpose of descriptive exploratory research is to extract a structure from the source material which in the best case can be formed as a rule that governs all the observations and is not known earlier per the definition of exploratory study. Finding the unknown structure may need some creative innovation, because even the most sophisticated computerized analysis methods cannot automatically uncover which type of structure is concealed in data.

Usually you first have to formulate a tentative pattern for the assumed structure in the observations and then you can ask the computer to estimate how well the data corresponds to the model, cf. In normative studies the exploratory approach is unusual, because the normative target - improving something in the object - in general engages with a known theoretical background which you can take as a basis of your study, thus shifting to the usually more effective method of Research on the Basis of Earlier Theory which is explained in the next paragraph.

Nevertheless, sometimes it happens even in normative study that the direction of desirable improvement is initially unclear, and your only choice is to start with the exploratory approach. Such is the situation when you know that the present state of the object of study is unsatisfactory but you do not know exactly what is wrong in it, neither do you know of any superior usable substitutes for it. For example, in the initial stage of action research everybody perhaps agrees that the present mode of working is unbearable but all known remedies seem inapplicable, and the participants therefore start making from empty table a descriptive model of the work to be used as a basis of development.

Research on the Basis of Earlier Theory Many of the problems of exploratory research can be avoided if the researcher can start with a model, developed in earlier studies, which he uses as a "working hypothesis". The model can either consist of cases holistic model or of concepts analytic model. During the analysis, the researcher tries to see whether the collected material conforms to the model or must he correct the model or look for a more suitable one. Often the study simply proceeds by enlarging an earlier model.

A good rule to be followed in such a situation is: Start from what is known. Proceed by enlarging the mapped area, and connect the new intelligence to the known facts. Sometimes all that you need is only an adjustment of a few details in the existing model.

This is often the case when the study shall give grounds for a forecast or new product development and the environment of intended application is slightly different from the one of the earlier study. The existence of a tentative model helps in selecting the logical structure of the entire research project and planning it.

The model helps you to decide which material has to be collected, from which cases or specimens and about which attributes or variables of these cases. Even the recording of observations is facilitated because often you will be able to utilize earlier definitions of variables. The same applies to analysis methods: In descriptive study the project is often arranged as distinct phases, like in the diagram above.

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Business research model 1. COFFEE SHOP EXPERIENCE IN INDIA (Business Research with statistical model) Introduction India has always been predominantly a tea drinking nation. Coffee had been only moderately popular in some southern states.

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Introduction To Business Research Methods 1. Introduction toBusiness Research Methods Dr Anthony Yeong DBA MBA PMP PRINCE2 Practitioner July 2. THE BUSINESS MODEL: THEORETICAL ROOTS, RECENT DEVELOPMENTS AND FUTURE RESEARCH Introduction In recent years, the business model has been the focus of substantial attention by both academics and practitioners. Since there have been 1, papers published in peer-reviewed academic journals in which the notion .

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Research Business Models (RBM) Working Group is an interagency working group of the Subcommittee on Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE) of the Committee on Science (CoS) a chartered committee of the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC). Objectives include. organizations, and has two components: a business model refers to the way a research institution achieves its mission, and describes how an organization obtains its funding and resources. Business Model Framework The framework proposed by Osterwalder and Pigneur () was used to guide this exploratory study.