Observation methods, Operation Management

Observation  Methods:

The  observation methods is the most commonly used  methods  especially in studies  relating to  behavioural sciences. In a way we all observe things around us but this  sort of observation  is not  scientific observation. Observation becomes a scientific tool and the methods of data collection for the  researcher when it  serves a formulated research purpose is systematically planned  and recorded  and is  subjected to checks and controls on  validity and  reliability. Under the observation  method the  information  is sought by way of investigator own direct observation  without asking  from the  respondent.

The observation Method may be used to study:

1. Sales  technique

2. Customers movement

3. Customer  responses in retail stores

4. Sock audit in retail stores for brands bought

5. Pantry check in the  kitchen of the housewife for brands bought.

6. Dust  bin  check at the  customers  house.

7. Poster research counting  the number of people  passing  by a poster.

8. Fashions  and style  acceptances.

Posted Date: 2/11/2013 2:09:36 AM | Location : United States







Related Discussions:- Observation methods, Assignment Help, Ask Question on Observation methods, Get Answer, Expert's Help, Observation methods Discussions

Write discussion on Observation methods
Your posts are moderated
Related Questions
Question: (a) In relation to an organisation with which you are familiar, critically discuss how an operations manager can make operations different using the five operatio

Activities Relating to Production System Designing Decision relating to the production system design is the firm and foremost activity of the production management. This activi

Hickory Manufacturing Company forecasts the following demand for a product (in thousands of units) over the next five years. Year 1 2 3 4 5 Forecast demand 60 79 81 84 84 Currently

what are the globalization and geoghacical dispersion of operation

Describe Google's customer value proposition and profit formula linked to its business model. What strategies has Google relied upon to build competitive advantage in the industry?

1. What is a serial entrepreneur? Is this a new phenomenon? 2. What does it take to be a successful serial entrepreneur? 3. Steve Chen, former PayPal engineer who co-founded

1 Eric Johnson makes billiard balls in his New England plant. With recent increases in his costs, he has a newfound interest in efficiency. Eric is interested in determining the pr

Project failure can result from all of the following causes EXCEPT- A. Support of senior management B. Changes in scope are not agreed upon by all parties involved C. Too

What does acknowledging sources involve? Sources of information and the ideas of others that you use in your assignments, research and class activities may include books, journa

On the day his son was born, a father decided to establish a fund for his son's college education. The father wants the son to be able to withdraw $4000 from the fund on his 18th b