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This course integrates applied business research and descriptive statistics. Examination of the role of statistics in research, statistical terminology, the appropriate use of statistical techniques and interpretation of statistical findings in business and research will be the primary focus.
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University policies are subject to change. Be sure to read the policies at the beginning of each class. Policies may be slightly different depending on the modality in which you attend class. If you have recently changed modalities, read the policies governing your current class modality.
Sekaran, U. (2003). Research methods for business: A skill-building approach (4th ed.). New York, NY: John Wiley & Sons.
Doane, D. P., & Seward, L. E. (2007). Applied statistics in business and economics. Boston, MA: McGraw-Hill/Irwin.
Orris, J. B. (2007). Basic statistics using Excel and MegaStat. Boston, MA: McGraw-Hill/Irwin.
All electronic materials are available on the student website.
Week One: Defining Research Process and Data Measurement| | Details| Due| Points|
Objectives| 1.1 Define how data is collected, measured, and described in business research. 1.2 Define business research and its purpose. 1.3 Develop problem definitions and hypotheses. 1.4 Explain the components of a sampling design.| 2/23/12| | Readings| Read the Introduction to Research Section through The Manager and the Consultant-Researcher Section in Ch. 1 of Research Methods for Business: A Skill-Building Approach.Read Ch. 4, 8, & 9 of Research Methods for Business: A Skill-Building Approach.Read the Hypothesis Development Section through the Directional and Nondirectional Hypothesis Section in Ch. 5 of Research Methods for Business: A Skill-Building Approach.Read the Sampling Section through the Review of Nonprobability Sampling Designs Section in Ch. 11 of Research Methods for Business: A Skill-Building Approach.Read this week’s Electronic Reserve Readings.| | | Participation| Participate in class discussion.| 2/23/12| 3| Nongraded Activities and Preparation| Resource: Online Practice for Students link
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