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    You're in a brainstorming session at WidgeCorp, where no idea is too outrageous. You're discussing penetration in the school lunch market. Ideas around school lunch subsidies, Internet subsidies, and Internet target marketing are being discussed. As the end of the meeting, the group asks you to prove or disprove some assumptions by looking at correlations.
    First, acquaint yourself with the Internet subsidy issue by reading the article Closing the Digital Divide: Internet Subsidies in Public Schools by Austan D. Goolsbee and Jonathan Guryan

    Next, download the file Sample Data. Based on the findings as reported in this article, prepare a chart similar to the one in the downloaded file to indicate if the correlation between Variables A and B were found to be positive, negative, or minimal.

    In your own words, explain what it means if the correlation of 2 variables is positive, negative, or minimal (close to 0) and give an example of each.

    The article is the following URL: http://www.chicagobooth.edu/capideas/summer03/digitaldivide.html

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    The response addresses the queries posted in 1288 words with references.

    //Before writing about the assumptions quoted for the analysis, we will write about the strategies adopted by the government for the reduction of the digital divide based gap among the people. The article based analysis of the internet subsidies and lunch programs incorporated at the public schools will be analyzed.//


    The paper is mainly focused towards the analysis of the article written by Goolsbee and Guryan (2003), which reflects the different studies conducted by the researchers regarding the closing of the gap between the people of the country in terms of a digital divide implemented at the public schools. It will provide a knowledgeable platform for the synthesis and analysis of the accession to new technology at the public schools. Along with this, the relationship between the identified variables will also be analyzed through the approach of correlation, which will signify the evaluation of the utility of the subsidized contribution provided by the federal government (Goolsbee & Guryan, 2003).

    Analysis in the Article

    The article written by Goolsbee and Guryan (2003) provides an analysis of the study conducted by the researchers with respect to the evaluation of the increase in the accession of the new technology in the country through the application of the subsidized monetary contribution by the federal government. The study signifies the assessment of the internet subsidies provided to the public schools in California and their effect on the considerable interest of the students at the schools. The federal contribution has been accelerated over the years for the enhancement of the internet connectivity of the schools.

    The article also signified the analysis of the e-rate programs implemented at the public schools in California for the incorporation of the lunch programs in concern to the students, who are near to the poverty level. Thirdly, the researchers also analyzed the process of evaluation of the students' performance. The analysis revealed that there is no ...

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    The response addresses the queries posted in 1288 words with references.