Research Design and Statistics Concepts Worksheet
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Research Design and Statistics Concepts Worksheet
Application of Concept in Scenario
Reference to Concept in Reading
'We conducted focus groups in our regions, which showed an overwhelming demand for the product' (USA World Bank p. 3)
If UWB and CT do not choose the proper sample it could be a costly decision.
'To infer something about a population, we usually take a...VIEW DOCUMENT
In this paper, a variety of statistical research and decision-making methods will be reviewed based on the University of Phoenix Managing Research Design simulation (2008). CoffeeTime is currently a successful coffee bar chain in North America and Europe. With South Asia's booming economy, CoffeeTime has decided possibly to enter the Indian coffee market. Before a final decision is made on where to place new coffee shops, research had to be done. Team A reviewed this research to identify (i) knowable, unknowable and researchable Data; (ii) limitations of the data, (iii) further data, (iv) further business strategy in India, and (v) research limitations. This paper will show that this...VIEW DOCUMENT
Information and Accounting Functions
What is the function of contemporary accountants? What is an accounting information system (AIS)?
Changes in technology have altered the role of accountants. Traditionally, AIS has had its own set of specific functions and has relied on its own devices, such as journals and ledgers, and its own procedures, double-entry bookkeeping. Accounting developed, maintained, and operated the AIS independently of other business functions. Accountants were narrowly focused on the production and validity of...VIEW DOCUMENT
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Regional Integration of Mexico Paper
September 29, 2014
Mexico and the NAFTA Trading Bloc
According to Wikipedia (2014), regional integration is the process in which neighboring states enter into an agreement in order to upgrade cooperation through common institutions and rules. Regional integration is an important...VIEW DOCUMENT
Why are Notes valuable?
- record most important parts of research materials
- provide a permanent, authorative written record that can be referred to
- organize research and learning skills
- helps summarizing the material
- notepaper, index cards, or a computer can be used
- feature only most important information
- record full bibliographic information from the source (author, title, publisher, volume, page numbers); don't use abbreviations; write neatly
- when noting, indicate page reference for the information...VIEW DOCUMENT
Abstract:The aim of all scientific disciplines is to advance knowledge in their field, to provide new or better understanding of certain phenomena, to solve intellectual puzzles or to practical problems. In order to solve both intellectual and practical puzzles, researchers have to choose research approach, to face different details. Therefore in this paper try to explain the two main methods of the research approaches the qualitative and quantitative analysis, comment and discuss the difference between these two methods. The goals to the end of the paper is to carry out choose right data analysis method to solve different research questions by accessing and analyzing.
Learning a second language and also studying English is one of the most difficult issues in universities. Because universities are the places in which every student should improve himself or herself in his or her field at the world standards. Thus, in order to reach a qualified identity in their fields students should learn to build English language. Also students need to research about lots of subjects in English. While doing this, they have to read in English since most of the sources are written in English just because of this, the university students need to improve their reading abilities.
As it is mentioned, reading is a very important skill for students and also they may have...VIEW DOCUMENT
There are lots of areas of study out there but the one field that intrigues peoples and civilizations is the actual study of themselves and how they interact with other human cultures. I don't think that I would have enrolled for this class if it hadn't been for the minor requirement in my business major. Although this class started early in the morning and required a lot from me, I am glad that I took it. I grew up in two cultures simultaneously and the experiences I incurred have made me the person I am today. I think that it is important to familiarize yourself with other cultures not just in business but it will aid in smoother business transactions. In the following paragraphs I will...VIEW DOCUMENT
1) The main purpose of descriptive statistics is to A. summarize data in a useful and informative manner B. make inferences about a population C. determine if the data adequately represents the population D. gather or collect data 2) The general process of gathering, organizing, summarizing, analyzing, and interpreting data is called A. statistics B. descriptive statistics C. inferential statistics D. levels of measurement 3) The performance of personal and business investments is measured as a percentage, return on investment. What type of variable is return on investment? A. Qualitative B. Continuous C. Attribute D. Discrete 4) What type of variable is the number of robberies reported...VIEW DOCUMENT
I. Crosstabulating VariablesA. In the simplest case, a bivariate (two-variable) distribution, showing the distribution of one variable for each category of another variable; can also be elaborated using three or more variables1. the "body" of the tablea. part between the row and column labels and the row and column totals2. the "cells" of the tablea. defined by combinations of row and column values3. Marginal distributionsa. summary of distributions in the margins of a crosstab that correspond to the frequency distribution of the row variable and of the column variableB. Graphing Association1. efficient tool for summarizing relationships among variablesa. race & regionb....VIEW DOCUMENT
Qualitative research methods can be an important part of a social scientist's research repertoire. When skillfully practiced, qualitative methods can provide a means to develop a context-rich description and understanding of phenomena. Qualitative methods are particularly appropriate when the researcher wants to gain a deeper understanding of a known phenomenon or desires to develop knowledge or theory in a new area. Qualitative research is interactive. The opportunity to speak one-on-one with an individual, interface with a group, or observe behavior in its naturally occurring context can be invaluable in helping develop an understanding of how people experience and interpret events. Its...VIEW DOCUMENT
Chapter 1 Introduction
In this chapter, background information about the research problem was presented firstly. Then the purpose of this dissertation and research questions was introduced, after which the structure of this thesis was described.
Background of the Problem
The deepening of globalization has forced companies to develop and maintain their competitive advantages to remain their customers' loyalty. The increased competitiveness in the markets highlights the importance of building a long -term relationship with customers...VIEW DOCUMENT
In recent years, the banking industry has experienced tremendous pressure to expand its market share globally. As a result, USA World Bank (UWB) is introducing more effective products and services to its customers. Competition has made selecting a successful product considerably more difficult than previous years; therefore, creating an exceptional and profitable product has become very challenging. UWB is a global organization that must create products to improve profitability and increase its market share. This analysis will identify challenges and opportunities, business goals, and potential problems preventing the successful launch of UWB's strategic goals.
Scenario Background...VIEW DOCUMENT
Summary of Chapter 7
General Aviation Marketing and Management Second Edition by Alexander T Wells and Bruce D. Chadbourne
Chapter 7 Summary
Toni R. Burgos
Through research, management can reduce uncertainty in decision making. It is an integral part of any management information system that provides a flow of inputs useful in marketing decision. Marketing research is the systematic process of gathering, recording, analyzing, and utilizing relevant information to aid in marketing decision making. -Marketing research has a broad scope including various types of studies, these studies can be grouped into four major categories....VIEW DOCUMENT
Do people really like their jobs? Definitely, everyone knows from the news about dissatisfied workers going on strike or even acting violently toward their supervisors, directors, but overall people are quite satisfied with their jobs. According to the surveys percentage of satisfied people averages in the US is about 85 percent. The feelings, reflecting attitudes toward one's job, are known as job satisfaction.
Settings, related to the personnel job satisfaction and devotion to the company, are presenting special interest for the theory of organizational behavior and practice of human resource management.
A discussion of the job satisfaction problem concentrates attention on...VIEW DOCUMENT
Jessie Shirley Bernard, was a prominent and "unusually visible" contemporary American sociologist who over her professional lifetime changed from a traditional positivist sociology to a feministically informed viewpoint (Bannister 1991). Privately, Bernard struggled with her Judaic heritage, conflicting pressures for family and career and the demands made by Bernard's husband. All of the battles that Bernard faced throughout her life, were essential in the creation of Bernard's sociological theories.
Bernard was born in Minnesota on June 8, 1903 to Roman Jewish parents who had recently immigrated to the...VIEW DOCUMENT
Financial forecasting helps managers to foresee events before they take place. A significant concern is that the growth of the company may need supplementary sources of finances because profit may often be insufficient. One should consider anticipated upcoming amounts of receivables, inventory, payables, and other accounts as well as its expected earnings and borrowing necessities when forecasting. Companies use the information as way to invest. By tactically scheduling how successfully to congregate profit goals and make the best use of shareholder wealth companies will continue to grow.VIEW DOCUMENT
In the general point of view, an accounting cycle refers to certain procedures that must be established by every business unit to provide the data to be reported on the financial statements. The accounting process consists of two interrelated parts: the recording phase and the summarizing phase. Although these phases vary in details depending on the nature of the business, the main purpose is just the same - to be able to provide an accurate report containing the firm's condition and the result of its operation.
To clearly illustrate the complete accounting cycle of a finance company, let us take as an example Dann & Berns, Inc. The company is engaged in providing business...VIEW DOCUMENT
Rewards Pertaining to Nurse Recruitment and RetentionTeam building retreats could be used as a creative retention tool in today competitive market place. This is a way of thinking the staffing for their hard work throughout the year thereby improving team relationships and promoting staff satisfaction and retention. Careful planning should be done because initial team building retreats will set the tone for future retreats. All disciplines of staff should be invited and topics that all staff best relate to should be...VIEW DOCUMENT
Find out what is the impact of E-commerce? Introduction ..
The enablement of a business vision supported by advanced information technology to improve efficiency and effectiveness within the trading process.
Buying and selling data, usually over the internet.
E-commerce has been around since the early mid 1990's but now it is difficult to avoid as it springs up all over the internet, on television and in newspapers.
E-commerce is dismissed as buying goods over the internet with a credit card.
It makes business more efficient and even collaborative.
It enables companies to improve the way in which they run their business.
Improve relationships with...VIEW DOCUMENT
What is an ideology?
"…the discourse which explains to us the nature of ideology is in many cases both a political foundation of ideologies and a scientific attempt to understand them."
Rafael del Águila, Ideología y fascismo, 1982
Ideology is one of the slipperier words in our political vocabulary (Wilkinson, 1992, p. 276). As a notion which first appeared in the late eighteenth-century France, the concept of ideology has undergone many transformations in the two centuries since then (Thompson, 1990, p. 2). In this essay I will attempt to answer the following question "What is an ideology?" using ideas generated by...VIEW DOCUMENT
Statistics is the science and practice of developing human knowledge through the use of empirical data expressed in quantitative form. It is based on statistical theory which is a branch of applied mathematics. Within statistical theory, randomness and uncertainty are modelled by probability theory. Because one aim of statistics is to produce the "best" information from available data, some authors consider statistics a branch of decision theory. Statistical practice includes the planning, summarizing, and interpreting of observations, allowing for variability and uncertainty
The word statistics comes from the modern Latin phrase statisticum collegium (lecture about...VIEW DOCUMENT
Qualitative research is "the investigation of phenomena, typically in an in-depth and holistic fashion, through the collection of rich narrative materials using a flexible research design" (Polit, Beck, and Hungler, 2001, p 469). Qualitative researchers focus on the descriptions and deeper meaning associated with the data collected. Another way to define qualitative research is to describe it as a type of research that involves interpreting non-numerical data. "A qualitative researcher, therefore, believes that the world cannot be pinned down objective meanings, but that all variables must be taken into account when conducting research, including the past experiences and personalities of...VIEW DOCUMENT
To make learning very effective it is not only necessary to utilize the factors and techniques that facilitate learning, the teacher are to create certain conditions in the class-room that may improve learning.
These conditions are providing teaching aids, creating rivalry and co-operation, giving the knowledge of progress and success, praising or reprimanding and guiding learning.
Visual aids make learning concrete and meaningful. You may describe the physical features of the Indo- Gangetic plain, but motion pictures, filmstrips, maps, charts, diagrams; pictures would make your verbal description concrete.
An additional meaning is attached to verbal...VIEW DOCUMENT
The purpose of an informative briefing is to enhance the audience's knowledge about a specific topic in which the speaker is an expert. The goal of the presenter is to present clear-cut information in an interesting yet enlightening manner. The purpose of my speech was to enhance the audience's awareness of what marijuana is, as well as to dispel many myths that exist around it that emanate from the fact that it is an illegal substance, causing often untrue information to be spread. The ultimate goal of my presentation was to leave the audience with a better understanding of what the plant actually is and how it may be of use to society.
Introducing a...VIEW DOCUMENT
establishment, 'Hooters,' is an eating establishment/bar venue that promotes its venue as a family restaurant. This establishment can hold about 100 people. The geographical area that this restaurant is situated in is also the downtown area.
Literature Review Many authors using participant observations report that a social setting such as a restaurant/bar/club allow people to put on personas by dressing out of character and freely interacting with one another to get away from the pressures of the 'real world' (Caceres and Cortinas, 1996; Hutchinson, 1999; Loe, 1996; McCall et al., 1991). According to research done by Cortinas and Caceres (1996; 245), aside from the fact that the bar...VIEW DOCUMENT