Business Research Methods, Chapter 19: Secondary Analysis and Official Statistics

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Question 1:


a) uses data that has been collected by other researchers
b) uses data that has been collected by other organizations in the course of their business
c) uses large-scale workplace survey data that is published by organizations like Statistics Canada
d) All of the above

Question 2:


a) It does not require a great deal of time and cost resources
b) It offers opportunity for longitude analysis
c) The researcher has control over data quality
d) It offers the possibility for cross-cultural analysis

Question 3:


a) The volume of data that has to be managed
b) It is a very expensive process
c) Some key variables that are important for one’s own research are missing
d) The time it takes to get familiar with the data

Question 4:


a) Agencies of the government
b) Statistics Canada website
c) EU website
d) All of the above

Question 5:


a) The error of assuming that inferences about individual behaviour can be made from secondary data
b) The assumption that secondary data has to be carried out at the university
c) The error of assuming that interference about an observation can be made from an analysis
d) The myth that it is easy to do research about ecological groups

Question 6:


a) Changes in the definition of the data might change over time
b) New data might not be published for every year it is needed
c) A researcher might not know how to use the published data
d) All of the above

Question 7:


a) Physical traces
b) Simple observation
c) Contrived observation
d) Complex observation

Question 8:


a) The researcher does not have to conduct research to get the data
b) It has a better validity
c) The researcher can identify trends
d) Structured interviewing has no advantages over using official statistics

Question 9:


a) Changes in the way figures are defined in one country make it difficult to compare data from different countries
b) There might be different methods used for compiling statistics
c) There might be different thresholds for inclusion
d) All of the above

Question 10:


a) Because of the social processes involved necessary to produce these data
b) There might be figures that are not reported by the government
c) Not everybody reports that they are unemployed
d) All of the above