Match the letter of the term on the right to the definition of that term on the left. |Definitions |Terms | |A research study which includes repeated observations over a period of time. __F__ |Interval | | | | | |Cross-sectional | | | | | |Ordinal | | | | | |Basic research | | | | | |Exploratory | | | | | |Longitudinal | | | | |...

...Rosa I. Vega Sing RES341 Research and Evaluation I
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_RESEARCH TERMINOLOGYMATCHING ASSIGNMENT_
Match the letter of the term on the right to the definition of that term on the left.
Definitions
Terms
A research study which includes repeated observations over a period of time. F. LONGITUDINAL
Interval
Cross-sectional
Ordinal
Basic research
Exploratory
Longitudinal
Operational definition
Ratio
Applied research
Nominal
Descriptive
Causal
A type of research that uses focus groups or small studies to get a "feel" for the problem. E. EXPLORATORY
It means in name only, data that consist of observations that can only be classified and counted by category and have no inherent order. For example: The colors chosen by car buyers at a dealership. J. NOMINAL
Using basic research methods, the outcome of the research is applied to a business problem. I. APPLIED RESEARCH
A measurement scale that has no meaningful absolute zero point. For example: The scheduled arrival times (2:00pm, 2:30pm, and 3:00pm) of delivery trucks at a loading dock. A. INTERVAL
Often used in marketing and sales, this type of research always asks "who, what, when, where, and how" in research questions. K. DESCRIPTIVE
A measurement that uses absolute values. Height, weight, distance, and money are all examples. H. RATIO
Numbers assigned to objects representative of the rank order...

...Research Process Paper
Res/341 Research and Evaluation 1, James Espino, Penni Kjellesvik, Cassandra Kowieski, Takako Tizon
May 15, 2010
Lance Milner
Research Process Paper
Some individuals believe that education and earnings go hand in hand. The lesser the education, the smaller the wages, and thus with a greater education may lead to an increase in wages. The focus of this discussion will involve what the research process entails for the subject of wages and the relationship between education, and wage earnings. This research project will discuss the purpose of the research, define the problem, propose three possible hypothesizes, identify the variables, and define the problem in quantifiable measurements. Additionally, why the research is important, what question the research will answer, and the necessary steps to follow in the research process will clearly be shown.
Purpose of Research
According to some research studies the level of education that an individual obtains directly correlates to the wages that he or she will earn over his or her lifetime. The higher the degree of education that a person attains can affect the amount of wages that he or she will earn. Research shows that there is also a difference in wage earnings by males and females who have earned the same degrees. “The highest paid 10% of male workers with advanced degrees earned $3,260 or more weekly,...

...CHAPTER 3 ASSIGNMENT
DESCRIBING DATA: NUMERICAL MEASURES
Part I Select the correct answer and write the appropriate letter in the space provided.
c 1. The arithmetic mean is computed by
a. finding the value that occurs most often.
b. finding the middle observation and dividing by 2.
c. summing the values and dividing by the number of values.
d. selecting the value in the middle of the data set.
c 2. To compute the arithmetic mean at least the
a. nominal level of measurement is required.
b. ordinal level of measurement is required.
c. interval level of measurement is required.
d. ratio level of measurement is required.
d 3. The value that occurs most often in a set of data is called the
a. mean.
b. median.
c. geometric mean.
d. mode.
a 4. What level of measurement is required to determine the mode?
a. at least nominal level
b. at least ordinal
c. at least interval level
d. ratio
d 5. For a symmetric distribution
a. the mean is larger than the median.
b. the mode is the largest value.
c. the mean is smaller than the median.
d. the mean and median are equal.
b 6. Which of the following is not true about the arithmetic mean.
a. all the values are used in its calculation
b. half of the observations are always larger than the mean
c. it is influenced by a large value
d. it is found by summing all the values and dividing by the number of observations
a 7. In a...

...Data Collection
Introduction
Review of Literature
The first peer-reviewed article was showing how in the 1950s, SUV’s (sport utility vehicle) sales increased tremendously with baby boomers. People were in need of larger vehicles to accommodate their entire family. This was not just for domestic vehicles this also included foreign vehicle. With so many people interested in purchasing the SUV’s, this led to other car companies designing more comfortable, larger vehicles.
Another peer-reviewed article was in regards to the searching strategies people used before actually purchasing a new vehicle. Not everyone can walk into a dealership and know exactly what they are looking for in their price range and it is readily available. That is why most people before purchasing a vehicle use a strategy before purchasing. Not everyone’s search strategies are the same, not everyone is looking for the exact type of vehicle. Some automobile companies sent out surveys to some of their customers for a 3 month span to see how satisfied they were with the new vehicles and what the new vehicle may not have had that the consumer would have liked. When the surveys were returned they categorized the responses to see where improvements could be made to accommodate more people.
The next peer-reviewed article pertained to how well auto incentives increase business. This article was in reference to finding out if car incentives and manufacturer rebates increased sales of vehicles. It started...

...phones to school. It is very reasonable because bringing phone toschool potentially disrupts the learning process. Moststudents use cell phones irresponsibly. They use cell phones to talk to their friend during class time. They also use the calculator and camera features in the class as well. Those potentially lead less concentration in the time of learning and teaching process.
Students go to school to learn and behave fair way. Mobile phones provide a large temptation to cheat in tests. They can communicate to anyone and almost anywhere in the world. Because of the small size of the cell phone, students can send a text quietly and discreetly. The text can go unnoticed anywhere to get help on answering tests, homework, and other class assignment. Learning in school is to behave fair not cheating.
Therefore, schools should ban students from bringing their cell phones. However it should be done fairly. In case of an emergency some student need a call for help, providing easy access to phone is better.
NEVER TRY SMOKING
A lot of people, especially teenagers, who do not smoke,always want to try smoking. They know it is bad for them and all, but it is just something they want to try. So they ask one of their smoker friends for a cigarette. Admittedly, they firstly can not light it on their own so they ask his friend to do it. Then they inhale that cigarette and smoke occasionally.
Apparently that makes them the born smokers. Now they do smoke fairly...

...Altruism - Concern for the welfare of others.
Professional ethics - Document usually created by the profession that provides guidance for the ethical behavior of its members.
Bioethics - Deals with the ethical implications of biological research and applications.
Distributive justice - Just distribution in society, structured by various moral, legal, and cultural rules and principles.
Formal justice - Ethical concern of formal justice is that the criteria are applied equally to all similar cases.
Paternalism - Intentional limiting of the autonomy of one person by another.
Values - A principal, personal standard or quality considered worthwhile or desirable.
Utilitarianism - Theory based on the principle of the greatest good for the greatest number.
Euthanasia - Bringing about the death a person who is suffering from an incurable disease or condition by administering a lethal drug or passively by allowing the person to die by withholding treatment.
Integrity - Adhering to one’s principles.
Moral duty - Act or course of action that is required by one on the basis of moral position.
Deontological - Decisions should be made solely or primarily by considering one's duties and the rights of others.
Confidentiality - Principle that binds the practitioner to hold in strict confidence those things learned about a patient in the course of medical practice.
Informed consent - A legal condition whereby a person can be said to have given consent based upon an appreciation...

...RES341 FINAL EXAMS
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1. A recent study of breast cancer revealed that 13% of the women in the sample used antibiotics more than 500 days in their lifetime. Further, 79% of these “heavy antibiotics users” developed breast cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, one in twelve women will develop breast cancer at some time in her life. Of the numbers mentioned, which are parameters?
2. Which of the following is an example of statistical inference?
3. The Information Commons in the main library has 150 personal computers. The probability that any one of them will require repair on a given day is 0.02. To find the probability that exactly 25 of the computers will require repair, one would use what type of probability distribution?
4. Ten bolts were selected randomly from a production line and the diameter of each was measured. Why do these diameters not have a binomial distribution?
5. Which of these parameters associated with a binomial experiment will produce a probability distribution with the smallest standard deviation; given n is the same for each situation?
6. The use of the student’s t distribution requires which of the following assumptions?
7. Which of the following statements is consistent with the Central Limit Theorem?
8. In statistical process control, a Type I error occurs if we decide that the process is...