Study of The International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is symbolically the leader in setting international standards. The ISO 14000 series came into place to set quality benchmarks for environmentally friendly management practices (UNEP, 2006, 450). The above research question, “Does the concept of certification of transportation operations and logistics management explain the relationship between set certification benchmarks and state of environment care?” explores the relationship between two variables, set certification benchmarks and state of environment care.
The extent to which the environment is cared for within operations of any transportation entity varies assumedly with the presence or absence of the mainstreaming of ISO 14000 certification benchmarks. In this case, it is perceived that a link exists between the two study variables. Thus, the set certification benchmarks form the independent variable while the state of environment care is the dependent variable. While in the formulated null hypothesis, “There is no significant difference in environmental care between ISO 14000 certified transportation operations and non-certified transportation operations,” the two study variables pooled from the groups in the sample population are from the transport operators.
In addition to this, the research study in testing the hypothesis during the analysis of sample data will determine whether it is true or false about the transportation operation population upholding environment care. The transportation operator populations fell on either of the two groups: The first group was on whether they have mainstreamed ISO 14000 certification benchmarks, and this assumedly led to environmental care. While the other group was those who had not mainstreamed the ISO 14000 certification benchmarks had not mainstreamed ISO 14000 and assumedly did not lead to environmental care. Furthermore, the suitable population size for the study heavily depends on the study objectives. During research studies, statistical analysis tests the collected data primarily on whether to adopt or reject the null hypotheses in question. From this, inferences are drawn.