Business Research Methods, Chapter 23: Quantitative Data Analysis

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Question 1:


a) A variable that has only two categories
b) A variableswhere the distances between categories are identical across the range of categories
c) A variable that cannot be rank-ordered
d) None of the above

Question 2:


a) A table that shows the number of total respondents to a question
b) A table that provides the number of people and the percentage belonging to each of the categories for the variable in question
c) A table that indicates the number of people that the researcher will interview
d) None of the above

Question 3:


a) A histogram is a type of pie chart showing values in segments, whereas a bar chart shows values in bars
b) Bar charts are produced for ordinal variables, whereas histograms are produced for interval/ratio variables
c) In a histogram there is space between the bars, whereas there is no space between the bars in a bar chart
d) Bar charts are produced for interval/ratio variables, whereas histograms are produced for ordinal variables

Question 4:


a) Arithmetic mean
b) Mode
c) Median
d) 75 percentile

Question 5:


a) The average amount of variation around the mean
b) The difference between the maximum and the minimum
c) The relationship between interval/ratio analysis
d) None of the above

Question 6:


a) Peter’s P
b) Cramer’s V
c) Pearson’s r
d) Chi-square

Question 7:


a) If there is a spurious relationship between variables
b) It there might be a third variable that the variables under observation relate to
c) If there is an intervening variable
d) All of the above

Question 8:


a) It measures whether or not the results deriving from a study based on a randomly selected sample are generalizable to the population from which the sample is drawn
b) It measures whether or not there is a relationship between two samples
c) It measure the level of risk involved to conduct research
d) None of the above

Question 9:


a) We can assume that there is a relationship in the population
b) There are only 5 chances out of 100 that a correlation of -0.62 could have arisen by chance only
c) We can reject the null hypothesis
d) All of the above

Question 10:


a) Type I error
b) Type II error
c) Type III error
d) All of the above