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Week 2 Assignment 1
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What are the most prudent decisions she can make about her responsibilities to herself and others? “Ethics are norms or standards of behavior that guide moral choices about our behavior and our relationships with others” (pg. 32). The manager has a responsibility to herself to do what she feels is morally and ethically right. She also needs to do what is right within her company. Even though the revisions to the Business Conduct Guidelines are still just a draft, the manager knows what her company would expect of her. She needs to decide if she wants to save her budget and risk losing her job, or if she wants to do the right thing and return the document without using any of the information inside.
What are the implications of those decisions even if there is no violation of law or regulation? If she keeps the file the implications are that she could save her budget, feel guilty about taking the information, and she could also lose her job. If she decides to return the file, she may be unable to help her budget but her company will see her as an ethical employee and she will be able to feel proud of herself for doing what is right.

Page 155: #1: Distinguish between the following A. Exploratory and formal studies?
An exploratory study is one that looks for information for further research to help develop a hypothesis, while a formal study is one that begins with a hypothesis and looks for information to prove the hypothesis to be true or false. B. Experimental and ex post facto research designs
In an experimental research design the researcher is able to control the variables in the study, to determine how one variable affects another. In an ex post facto research design the variables cannot be controlled, and the researcher can only observe what is happening. C. Descriptive and casual studies
A descriptive study wants to find out the who, what, when, and where of the study,

References: Cooper, D.R. & Schindler, P.S. (2011). Business Research Methods (11th Ed.) McGraw-Hill Irwin, New York, NY.

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