Discuss about the Investigation Of Barriers To Healthcare Upstream Supply Chain In India.
The researchers take into consideration research methodology because it supports to pool the data through appropriate tools and techniques. The research methodology entails different methods such as research philosophies, strategy related to research, Information collection technique, data analysis tool, research limitation, ethical consideration (Govindan, et al., 2014).
The research philosophy considers different types of philosophies such as interpretivism, positivism, and realism. The positivism philosophy is relied on the facts and figures. In this research, the positivism philosophy is used by the research as compared to other philosophy (Mackey, et al., 2015). Further, the motive of this research philosophy is that the research is objective in nature. Besides this, the interpretivism philosophy is not considered by the researcher because this philosophy is supportive to collect the theoretical understanding about the investigation of barriers to healthcare upstream supply chain in India. Therefore, it can be said that interpretivism cannot support to obtain the reliable data in the context of research dilemma (Luthra, et al., 2014).
This approach plays an imperative role to meet the research objectives in systematically. The research approach can also be effective to present the data in a logical way along with justifying the reasonfor many research methods. There are two kinds of research approach that are considered in the research approach are inductive and deductive approach. In this research, the inductive is not used by the researcher because it enabled the researcher to collect the theoretical understanding about the issues related to research (Wu, et al., 2015).
For this, the deductive approach is used by the researcher because it assists to gather the general views and ideas to complete any specific task. For this method, the investigator establishes the assumption by considering various theories and then discards and demonstrates the analysis of data.
The research design can be imperative to pool the appropriate data and meet the research aim in a systematic way. The types of methods are qualitative and quantitative information collection method. In the study, both data collection methods are practiced by the researcher to attain research objectives. The mixed data collection method is imperative to neglect the drawbacks of qualitative and quantitative data collection methods (Taylor, et al., 2015). Researcher will practice qualitative method due to getting non-numeric for meeting the aim of research. Additionally, the quantitative research method enabled the researcher to gather the data related to numeric regarding the issues. This study design is supportive to evaluate the views and opinion of participants about the barriers of healthcare in supply chain management. As a result, the researchers obtain the trustworthy and valid outcome in the research dilemma (Mangan, et al., 2016).
The strategy related to the study plays an imperative role in the research. It provides an effective way to complete the task systematically. Through the research strategy, the researcher is able to obtain the feasible result. There are different kinds of methods such as interview, observation; case study, survey, and experiment method are considered in the research strategy (Flick, 2015). These methods are supportive to offer appropriate data to complete the research. In this research study, survey through questionnaire and literature review information gathering is taken into consideration by the investigators so that the research can be designed in logical way. The study through questionnaire method is supportive for investigator to collect the opinion and views of participants about the research issues. Besides this, the literature review information collection technique is also considered by the investigator to gather the theoretical data regarding the research. Hence, it can be said that such data collection method is supportive to get the accurate result (Prajogo, et al., 2013).
The purpose of the study is to play an imperative role to gather correct information and attain the motive of the research. The object id relied on the nature and purpose of the study. A study can be exploratory, descriptive, and explanatory in the purpose of the study. In addition, the descriptive study is implied to describe and types study issues (Lee, et al., 2015). For this research, the exploratory is not considered by research to complete the research effectively. The explanatory research is used describe the research issues clearly. The exploratory research is implied to identify new data that has not addressed previously. The descriptive research is supportive for the researcher to pool the adequate data in context of the investigation of barriers to healthcare upstream supply chain in India (Miller, et al., 2012).
Data Collection Method
The data collection method can play a crucial role to collect the appropriate information and attain the research goal systematically. The types of approach are primary and secondary methods are considered in the data collection technique. In this research method, research has practiced both data collection methods like primary and secondary data collection method (Kirchoff, et al., 2016). The primary information collection method is used by the researcher to pool the fresh data including survey through questionnaire and observation. Besides this, the secondary method is also practiced by the investigator to collect the information including journal, online and offline sources, and books (Thakkar, et al., 2013). The primary data collection method takes more time as compared to the secondary data collection method. On the other hand, the seconday data collection method takes more cost than the primary data collection method.
It is a method to select the participants from the particular populace for gathering the information appropriately. Sampling method includes types of approaches like probability and non-probability sampling. The probability sampling method enabled that researcher to select the participants without any biases. In the study, the investigator will suggest the probability sampling method including the random sampling method to perform the research systematically (Montgomery, et al., 2014). The non-probability sampling method cannot imply by the research to collect the data because it can create the biases in the research. Since, it enabled the researcher to collect the participants on behalf of age, gender, education, and experience. In addition, it can also be said that before conducting the research a researcher has taken the permission from the higher authority of WHO to collect the depth understanding about the confidential data of the organization, time duration, and employee involvement (Mackey, et al., 2015). The researcher will also build the questionnaire by using the MS-office tools regarding the supply chain management to pool the opinion and views of participants regarding the barriers of healthcare supply chain of the organization. After the completion of the questionnaire, the research has used the questionnaire by including the mail to the top level of employees also offered the guidelines to react in oppose to the questionnaire in a particular time (Mani, et al., 2016).
Data Analysis Method
Data analysis method is an imperative tool for assessing the gathered data and get reliable data in the context of the research issues. There are different types of methods that are considered by the researcher to analyze the collected data such as conversational analysis, disclosure analysis, content analysis, and statistical analysis. It will support to get are liable and valid result in less time. For this research, the researcher has used the MS-Excel software to perform the research. There are different types of test such as regression, correlation, and t-test methods are used to evaluate the collected data and obtain the favorable result (Finne, et al., 2013).
For this research study, ethical consideration is emphasized on the way of research conduct It enabled the researcher to conduct the research ethically with using the instruction of university about the research. The researcher has used the ethical behavior at the time of performing the research. It can also be effective to get the reliable result. The researcher has also avoided some factors such as manipulation of data, plagiarism, and ineffective referencing. The research has eliminated such issues by using theproper instruction of university guidelines, proper referencing, and use of valid information in the research. The researcher has used Data Protection Act 1998 to save the confidential data of participants during the research. It can be supportive to obtain a valid and reliable result (Dubey, et al., 2015).
There are many issues that influenced this research to meet the research aim systematically. The specified time structure can force the researcher to complete the research in research in the given time that can create a problem in obtaining the reliable and valid outcome. Besides this, the primary information gathering way data collection method can be time-consuming. In the same time, the lack of resources can also create the problem to meet the research objectives and get reliable result (Soosay, et al., 2015).
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