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Busn 4999 Ch 6
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A variable that indicates membership in some group.
Another term for a categorical variable because it classifies units into categories.
Something that does not change; is not useful in addressing research questions.
A variable that can take on a range of values that correspond to some quantitative amount.
A written expression of the key question(s) that the research user wishes to answer.
A process outcome or a variable that is predicted and/or explained by other variables.
Tables placed in research proposals that are exact representations of the actual tables that will show results in the final report with the exception that the results are hypothetical (fictitious).
funded business research
Refers to basic research usually performed by academic researchers that is financially supported by some public or private institution, as in federal government grants.
A variable that is expected to influence the dependent variable in some way.
Asking multiple what, where, who, when, why, and how questions.
managerial action standard
A specific performance criterion upon which a decision can be based.
An interview technique that tries to draw deeper and more elaborate explanations from the discussion.
Occurs when there is a difference between the current conditions and a more preferable set of conditions.
The process of defining and developing a decision statement and the steps involved in translating it into more precise research terminology, including a set of research objectives.
A written statement of the research design.
Express the research objectives in terms of questions that can be addressed by research.
The gathering of background information to familiarize researchers and managers with the decision-making environment.
unit of analysis
A study indicates what or who should provide the data and at what level of aggregation.
Anything that varies or changes from one instance to another; can exhibit differences in value, usually in magnitude or strength, or in direction.
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