Discussion Questions Essay

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Week3 Discussion Questions

1. You have received a business research study done by a consultant for a life insurance company. The study is a survey of customer satisfaction based on a sample of 600. You are asked to comment on its quality. What do you look for?

The first thing that I would look for is how the sample is drawn by the consultant. 600 is a bulky sample, there could be many ways in which unfairness keeps into an unacceptably drawn sample. If the sample is an ease sample or other non-probability sample, this may perhaps call into question many of the statistical methods that were later used to conduct this study.

Another thing I would look for is the type of analysis that was completed. I would
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The theory is what concludes to the facts.

For example our text examples are: All employees at Bank one can be trusted to observe the ethical code (Premise1); Sara is an employee at Bank One (Premise 2); Sara can be trusted to observe the ethical code (Conclusion)

According to our text, Inductive reasoning takes the provided facts and ads inferences and interpretations to form a conclusion. It takes observations and tries to produce a theory. In induction you draw a conclusion from one or more particular facts or pieces of evidence.

For example our text examples are: Regional retailers did not have sufficient stock to fill customer requests during the promotional period. A strike by the employees of our trucking firm prevented sock from arriving in time for the promotion to be effective. Both of these are hypotheses to why might sales did not increase.
Another inductive example. You are told that 235, 165, and 4225 are all divisible by 5. Both benefit because sometimes an individual may be given the facts and asked to produce a theory, or, an individual is given a theory and asked about particular facts that go along with the theory. 4. You observe female sales representatives having lower customer defections than male sales representatives. What concepts and constructs would you use to study this phenomenon? How might the concepts or constructs relate to explanatory hypotheses? Explain.

I would first decide on what

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