Managing Operations Assignment Essay

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Contents
Cover
Title Page
Copyright
Dedication

About the Authors
Preface
Changes in the fifth edition
Companion websites
Acknowledgments
Chapter 1: Introduction to research
What is research?
Business research
Types of business research: applied and basic
Managers and research
The manager and the consultant–researcher
Internal versus external consultants/researchers
Knowledge about research and managerial effectiveness
Ethics and business research
Summary
Discussion Questions
Chapter 2: Scientific investigation
The hallmarks of scientific research
Some obstacles to conducting scientific research in the management area
The hypothetico-deductive method
Other types of research
Summary
Discussion Questions
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Chapter 6: Measurement of variables: operational definition
How variables are measured
Operationalization of variables
International dimensions of operationalization
Summary
Discussion Questions
Chapter 7: Measurement: scaling, reliability, validity
Scales
Rating scales
Ranking scales
International dimensions of scaling
Goodness of measures
Reflective versus formative measurement scales
Summary
Discussion Questions
Appendix

Chapter 8: Data collection methods
Sources of data
Data collection methods
International dimensions of surveys
Managerial implications
Ethics in data collection
Summary
Discussion Questions
Chapter 9: Experimental designs
The lab experiment
The field experiment
Trade-off between internal and external validity
Factors affecting the validity of experiments
Identifying threats to validity
Internal validity in case studies
Review of factors affecting internal and external validity
Types of experimental design and validity
Simulation
Ethical issues in experimental design research
Managerial implications
Summary
Discussion Questions
Appendix
Chapter 10: Sampling
Population, element, sample, sampling unit, and subject
Parameters

Reasons for sampling
Representativeness of samples
Normality of distributions
The sampling process
Probability sampling
Nonprobability sampling
Examples of when certain sampling designs would be appropriate
Sampling in cross-cultural research
Issues of precision and

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