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Parameter and Statistic Measurements

1.What is a parameter? What is a statistic? What are statistics used for? 2. Give an example of each of these levels of measurement: Nominal, Ordinal, Ratio 3. What, in your opinion, is the most important step in a research design? Explain why and give at least two reasons. (Should be able to do this in about

New Predictor (175+words)

Your boss is considering the use of a new predictor. The base rate is high, the selection ratio is low, and the validity coefficient is high for the current predictor. What would you advise your boss and why?

General Ability Test

Assume you gave a general ability test, measuring both verbal and computational skills, to a group of applicants for a specific job. Also assume that because of severe hiring pressures, you hired all of the applicants, regardless of their test scores. How would you investigate the criterion related validity of the test?

Confidence Interval and Sample Size Changes

You take a sample of 200 patients from a hospital floor and find the average length of stay is 3 days with a standard deviation of 1 day. What is the 95% confidence interval on the population mean? (Check answer: 2.8614 to 3.1386) What would the interval be if you had actually taken a sample of 400? (Assume the sample

Finding Probabilities with Mean and Standard Deviation

Please see attachment. Find the probabilities. Assume a mean of 200 and a standard deviation of 10. Process is more important than answers here. Show or tell how you got your answers. The numbers in parentheses are check answers. Below 190: (0.1587) Above 1

Using Jensen Indices, calculate performance for Apple, Juniper, Time warner

A. Calculate your portfolio's performance using the Jensen indices. b. Describe the importance of these measures and interpret how your portfolio performed versus the market index. c. Based on these indices discuss how you would revise your portfolio. d. Be sure to attach your calculations to you paper, as well as properly c

Strategic Issues Paper: Starbucks

Strategic Issues Paper Identify several companies that have demonstrated strategic thinking about issues. Provide an overview of the issues, identify a total of five different strategies utilized by those companies to address them, and discuss the outcomes. Based on the five strategies, explain how you would adopt them in you

Deliverable Length: 1250-1500 words

MATS has a new client from Chile who owns a vineyard. He is looking to MATS to help him create online advertisements that promote his company and product coupons. Your supervisor asks you to meet with the vice president of the company in Santiago to get an idea of what the client wants the advertisement to look like and accompli

A multi-country strategy is preferable to a global strategy when?

A multi-country strategy is preferable to a global strategy when? a. host governments enact regulations requiring that products sold locally meet strictly-defined manufacturing specifications or performance standards and/or when the trade restrictions of host governments are highly diverse b. the industry is characterized by

Businesses competing in stagnant or declining industries

Businesses competing in stagnant or declining industries must a. resign themselves to performance targets consistent with the available market opportunities, emphasize cash flow and return-on-investment criteria as opposed to growth-oriented performance measures, and concentrate on drawing sales and market share away from wea

Research Terms and Definitions

Match the letter of the term on the right to the definition of that term on the left. A. Interval B. Cross-sectional C. Ordinal D. Basic research E. Exploratory F. Longitudinal G. Operational definition H. Ratio I. Applied research J. Nominal K. Descriptive L. Causal 1.A research study whic

Regression and Variable Case Studies

Please see the attached file for the two case studies. MBA/510 1. A study is being undertaken of companies going public. Of particular interest is the relationship between the size of the offering and the price per share. A sample of ten companies that recently went public revealed: Size Price (millions

Giving advice as an economic consultant

My scenario is to suppose that you are an economic consultant for a large company which produces and sells lollipops shaped like the faces of Hollywood celebrities. The company has shops in the major cities around the country and also sells by mail order catalog. As an economic consultant, you have estimated the elasticity o

Current Events: Analyze Three Articles on Same Sex Marriage

I need to locate at least three current events articles that address the same local or state government public policy issue on same sex marriage. The articles can be from daily newspapers, weekly news magazines, public policy journals, or business journals. Prepare a paper that analyzes the issues in the article regarding th

Justifications for a bad business decision

? Suppose that a business decision has a bad outcome. Explain two possible justifications for saying that you would make the same decision (in the same circumstances) again. ? Describe the consequences of not evaluating decision-making policies and procedures in a business. Use examples to illustrate.

Environmental Analysis on Procter and Gamble

For this assignment, you will be completing an environmental scan and economic analysis on your selected department, group, division, function, or organization (for which you will create a strategic plan), including the remote, industry, and operating environments. Your environmental scan should describe the situation completely

Wal-Mart in the 21st Century: A Global Perspective

This question covers the case study: Wal-Mart in the 21st Century: A Global Perspective. It answers the following questions: 1. Wal-Mart International attempted to apply the cost leadership strategy to expansion across multiple countries. Using the country specific data provided, discuss the successes and challenges Wal-Mart

Strategic Control

Describe in two or three sentences what mechanisms, if any, are in place at MasterCard Worldwide to address the four areas of strategic control? Indicate which area is least effective? Explain your answer. The four basic types of strategic control are (a) premise control (b) special alert control (c) strategic surveillance an

Apple and Dell - Characteristics of stock exchange choice

Access the most recent Investext Plus, Mergent? Online, or S&P® 500 for the latest annual report on the selected companies. Prepare a overview of the two companies ( APPLE & DELL) using their annual reports and business intelligence gathered from the corporate web site, industry publications, or publicly available financial we

Linear Programming Problems - Graphic Solutions

Attached please find Problem B.1 and Problem B.2. Need to solve the linear programming problem graphically for each problem. Textbook info: Operations Management, 8th Edition Authors: Jay Heizer and Barry Render Prentice-Hall Problem B.1 Solve the following linear programming problem graphically Maximize Z = 4X +

Strategic Analysis and Selection of Information Systems: Edutech, Charles River

In addition to the firm from this website: http://www.edutech-int.com/s_info_system_planning_selection.html I used Charles River Advisors web site: http://www.charlesriveradvisors.com/ to compare and contrast the services provided by these different firms. Based on these two different web sites, I need to know exactly how t

Likert Scale and Global Strategy

Rate the match between the analytical segments of the external environment and the generic and grand strategies on a Likert Scale from 1 to 10-1 being "very poor match" to 10 being "perfect match". Explain your rating. Identify and name a firm you believe is effectively executing a global strategy and from your research (pl