3.1 Chapter Overview
This chapter sets out various stages and phases that will be followed in completing the study. Specifically the following subsections will be included; research design, target population, data collection instruments, data collection procedures and finally data analysis. For this particular research process, we shall utilize case study as the method of research. According to Rowley (2008), case study as a research strategy often emerges as an obvious option for students and other new researchers who are seeking to undertake a modest scale research project based on their workplace or the comparison of a limited number of organizations. What follows is a development of a hypothesis to be used in measuring the test subjects, the mode of selection which will be employed. This will be followed by an analysis of the volume as well as quantity of Private equity deals, the stock market performance as well as volume. The sampling design to be utilized will also be evaluated. The data collection and analysis techniques which will be employed will also be considered which will conclude by a brief but subtle conclusion to the effectiveness of the research methods used.
3.2 Development of Hypothesis
Different definitions are given to try and indicate what a hypothesis really entails and how it is developed in the organization to aid in research. Eric (1966) puts hypotheses as single, tentative guesses or good hunches which are assumed for use in devising theory or planning experiments which are intended to be given a direct experimental test when it becomes possible. His sentiments on hypothesis are further improved by Sarantakos (1993) who feels that a hypothesis could be defined as a tentative explanation of the research problem, a possible outcome of the research or further an educated guess about the research outcome. The Hypothesis is seen to be directly related to a theory...