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The Mindset for Creating Project Value by John C. Byrne, Thomas G. Lechler

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THREE

Research Methodology and Data Collection

The research method we chose to address the raised research questions and to finally test our hypotheses are discussed in this section. We took a quantitative approach to analyze the role and influence of a project manager's PVM across many different projects within different industries.

Data Collection Method

A survey instrument was developed and data were collected during 2008 and 2009 from many different projects across a variety of industries, including manufacturing, software, and telecommunications, and from many different organizations. One of the major goals was to obtain a large-scale sample, allowing for advanced statistical analyses. To achieve a high return rate, and to have some ...

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