The Research Design of Stress and Workplace Environment
The two topics chosen for the study and research are stress and the workplace environment. Stress is referred to as tension or pressure, which is incurred on a particular object. It is the feeling of depression or tension which deviates a person’s mind from the subject. Sometimes stress is related to mental or emotional anxiety, which is caused by any demanding situations. These situations can be anything personal or professional in a person’s life. Stress is the main cause of mental disorders and depression in some people and can be crucial for a person if not controlled. The research here tells that stress has some negative effects on a person (LaMontagne et al., 2015).
The workplace environment is the most affected area, where stress is highly linked and has empirical results on an individual. The article selected for this research tells that stress has a mental health impact on a person, and it affects the workplace as well (LaMontagne et al., 2015). It discusses the feature where the person is positively or negatively affected by it. The study says that by proper measurement of the factors, stress can be eliminated from an individual.
Research design and hypothesis:
The research design chosen from the article was qualitative research, and it is directly connecting the hypothesis. The hypothesis for this study says that there is a correlation between job stress and workplace environment. The goal of this research is to analyze the mental health conditions of an individual and relate the stress factors which lead to the effectiveness of a workplace. People tend to have a lot of job stress due to certain issues which directly affect the overall organization. It will be helpful for the study because the design (i.e, qualitative) is affecting and influencing the hypothesis chosen for this study. Stress and workplace environment having correlation will be discussed in detail as qualitative research, and it will display the effects of both the variables on the overall environment of the study. Research questions that are discussed in the study make it easier to make an empirical study.
Limitations of a nonexperimental study:
There lies a detailed study about the limitations of doing nonexperimental research. But, mostly in social or psychology research, nonexperimental research helps a lot in finding results. Depending on the topic, variables are fewer in this type of study and help in accurate understanding for the readers. However, the data should be causal and precise to develop understanding. It should be dealt with with care and precision because each variable has to be linked with each others. In the article chosen, nonexperimental research displays every aspect clearly and supports the whole document. The structure of the conclusion is also to the point, depending on the topic. There are some disadvantages to this issue because some studies do not display a clear understanding of conclusions, and as a result, the study deviates from the main topic.
Sample and other problems:
Having said that, the study will be qualitative and nonexperimental; there will be no sampling done for the topic. Stress and the workplace environment will be discussed in a predictive way, and results will be concluded on the basis of past studies done on the topic. Other problems which lie in the study are likely to be the factors of building a hypothesis and if the hypothesis is rejected according to it. The article displays detailed information, in which some other variables are also included, and might deviate from the main perspective of the study. As the study will be done on a nonexperimental basis, and there will be no sampling, the study will also include detailed knowledge about the topic and present it perfectly to better understand this issue.
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