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Corporate governance has emerged as one of the most important issues for non-governmental organisations. Charity organisations in Ireland are playing a vital role in providing services the general public but there seems to be a lack of accountability and corporate governance within the charity organisations working in Ireland. This dissertation highlights the importance of corporate governance principles and practices being used in Irish charity organisations. The first two chapters were completed earlier, providing introduction to the topic, followed by relevant literature review. This particular part of dissertation starts with the third chapter, in which methodology is presented. The researcher has used mixed method approach. The findings and the analysis of data are covered in the fourth chapter, while the paper concludes with the fifth chapter, providing useful implications and recommendations for future research.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
CHAPTER 3: METHODOLOGY1
Mixed Method Research1
Research Questions and Hypotheses4
Role of the Researcher12
Quality and Verification13
Data Security: Participant Anonymity and Document Retention18
CHAPTER 4: DATA ANALYSIS AND FINDINGS21
Restatement of the Purpose21
CHAPTER 5: CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS50
Implications for the Study60
CHAPTER 3: METHODOLOGY
Mixed Method Research
The technique in which the qualitative and quantitative techniques are used collectively for data collection purpose is called mixed research. Mixed research method is the third most important kind of research. The results of the mixed methodology are more reliable because it is more descriptive in nature. The supporters of this methodology usually stick to the philosophy of pragmatism and the compatibility thesis.
The concept of compatibility thesis is that the quantitative and the qualitative methods both are related and compatible to each other and their combination can be used to analyse the data in one research. On the other hand the pragmatism philosophy suggest that the techniques used for the data analysis should be such that provide the proper and practical result and the approaches must be applicable in the real world as well (Claessens, 2002, 71). Nowadays the mixed method supporters use the fundamental principles of mixed research and this principle suggests that the researcher must use such approaches which collectively have more strength and less weaknesses. This way the results would be more validated and accurate.
This research focused on the collection of secondary and primary data. The extraction of data has been done from a number of sources like questionnaire, interviews, surveys, articles, journals, internet publications and books. Mixed research aims at gathering information through different mediums like broadcast media, literature, publications and other kinds ...