# Research Design and Data Collection

Given the hypothesis high employee satisfaction is correlated with low employee absenteeism, address the following in your paper this week:

Identify the variables in this study. What are some extraneous variables that might impact your research? How would you control for extraneous variables? Which research design would you use to study this hypothesis and why? What data collection techniques would you use to study this hypothesis and why? Assuming that you get a correlation of r = -.70, what does this tell you about the strength and direction of the correlation between satisfaction and absenteeism? What are some potential problems you might encounter, and what strategies would you use to minimize these problems?

Identify the variables in this study. What are some extraneous variables that might impact your research? How would you control for extraneous variables? Which research design would you use to study this hypothesis and why? What data collection techniques would you use to study this hypothesis and why? Assuming that you get a correlation of r = -.70, what does this tell you about the strength and direction of the correlation between satisfaction and absenteeism? What are some potential problems you might encounter, and what strategies would you use to minimize these problems?

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