A production manager wants to see if by providing enhanced automation technology, the productivity of the workers in the plants can be raised. However, before trying this with all the five plants, she would like to try this with a group of apprentices who work in one plant.
a. What would be the nature of the study that would be designed - Exploratory, descriptive, or hypothesis-testing?
b. Give reasons for your answer to (a) above.
c. Would it be a Field study, Comparative study, Lab experiment or Field experiment?
d. Would it be a causal or correlational study?
e. Justify the reasons for your answer to (d).
f. Would it be a longitudinal or cross-sectional study?
g. How would you explain your answer to (f) above?
h. What would be the unit of analysis?
i. Defend your answer to (h) above.