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Break down of survey process; demographics, response rate, etc.

You have asked to research the high absenteeism rate in a company. One required analysis is to be by gender. Assume you have been asked to do the study via a survey.
What secondary research might you do before doing the survey?
Other than gender what other demographic information might you want?
What question would you ask on the survey to get ratio level data about absenteeism by the respondent.
Describe at least three histograms/bar charts/pie charts. Describe at least one table you would use to summarize data.
Describe at least one confidence interval you might compute.
State at least two hypotheses you might use, specifically stating the null and alternate hypotheses and the type errors that might occur

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What secondary research might you do before doing the survey?

- I would read literature already published in major publications to find out if there is any existing data on this topic. This way, I might have an idea on how the data in our research might fall.

Other than gender what other demographic information might you want?

Typically, we try to collect this demographic info:
- date of birth
- education level
- income

These are entirely optional - the person does not need to answer them if they do not feel comfortable, but this info is great for classification and segmentation purposes.

What question would you ask on the survey to get ratio level data about absenteeism by the respondent.

- Ratio data are continuous data where both differences and ratios are interpretable. Ratio ...

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