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DEFINITIONS:

1. a research study done over a period of time.
2. To use focus groups or small studies to get a "feel" for the problem _______.
3. It means in name only. Used on surveys to identify the population being sampled_____>
4. Using basic research methods, the outome of the research is applied to a business problem.
5.The distance between each unit of measure has a precise distance. for example, how long does it take ten trucks on the loading dock to unload a full container of merchandise? ___
6. Most often used in marketing or sales. this type of research always asks "who, when, why, where, and how" in research questions.
7. It uses absolute measures, Height, weight, distance, and and money are all examples.____
8.A measure that indicates how a peron "feels" on an issue. the distance between each of the measures cannot be determined scientifically.____
9.Research condcted where one unit is held steedy, while the experiment is conducted on the other unit. this is to test whether the experiment itself is the reason for change in the experimental unit.___
10. the clinical or scientific method of research. this type of research is often done in laboratories or in controlled circumstances.___
11. stated in terms of specific testing or measurement criteria. tese terms must have empirical referents, which means we must be able to count or measure them is some way. the object to be defined can be a physical one (a machine tool), or it can be an abstract one (achievement motivation).____
12. a research study done only once. This gives a snapshot of what is occuring somewhere at a given time.____

TERMS

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

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1. a research study done over a period of time. f. Longitudinal

Longitudinal research design is a study lasting a long time (usually years), because the researcher is seeing how time affects the main question of the research.

2. To use focus groups or small studies to get a "feel" for the problem _ e. Exploratory.

3. It means in name only. Used on surveys to identify the population being sampled _j. Nominal

Nominal scale is a scale that uses groupings instead of ranking (scoring, numbering). For example, eye color could be grouped by "blue," "brown," or "green," not given different numbers. Other groupings used on a nominal scale could be by diagnosis, age, sex, or race.

4. Using basic research ...

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Match the letter of the term on the right to the definition of that term on the left.
Definitions Terms
1. A research study which includes repeated observations over a period of time. ____ 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
2. A type of research that uses focus groups or small studies to get a "feel" for the problem. ____
3. It means in name only, data that consist of observations that can only be classified and counted by category and have no inherent order. For example: The colors chosen by car buyers at a dealership. ____
4. Using basic research methods, the outcome of the research is applied to a business problem. ____
5. A measurement scale that has no meaningful absolute zero point. For example: The scheduled arrival times (2:00pm, 2:30pm, and 3:00pm) of delivery trucks at a loading dock. ____
6. Often used in marketing and sales, this type of research always asks "who, what, when, where, and how" in research questions. ____
7. A measurement that uses absolute values. Height, weight, distance, and money are all examples. ____
8. Numbers assigned to objects representative of the rank order when the distance between each of the measures cannot be determined scientifically. For example, a measure that indicates how a person "feels" on an issue. ____
9. Research conducted where one unit is held steady, while the experiment is conducted on the other unit. This is to test whether the experiment itself is the reason for change in the experimental unit. ____
10. The clinical or scientific method of research. This type of research is often done in laboratories or in controlled circumstances. ____
11. A research question stated in terms of specific testing or measurement criteria. These terms must have empirical referents (this means that we must be able to count or measure them in some way). The object to be defined can be a physical one (a machine tool), or it can be an abstract one (achievement motivation). ____
12. A research study which uses data collected at a single point in time. This gives a snapshot of what is occurring somewhere at a given time. ____

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