# RES 341 Entire Week 3

RES 341 Entire Week 3

RES 341 Week 3 Individual Assignment Statistical Symbols and Definitions Matching Assignment

• Resources: Statistical Symbols and Definitions Matching Assignment
• Complete the Statistical Symbols and Definitions Matching Assignment located on your student website.

RES 341 Week 3 Individual Assignment Survey Paper

• Develop a problem statement using the business problem selected in Week Two, which can be addressed with survey research.
• Write a 10- to 13-question survey to collect primary data regarding your selected problem statement. You will not administer this survey as part of this assignment.
• Include a mixture of categorical (nominal and ordinal) and quantitative (interval and ratio) variables in your survey questions.
• Write a 700- to 1,050-word analysis of your survey. In your analysis, include the following:
• Determine if your survey questions are appropriate for researching your business problem, and explain why they are.
• Identify the level of measurement being used for each of your survey questions.
• Explain which ethical implications must be considered when developing survey questions.
• Attach your survey as an appendix to your survey paper. Do not use a survey written by someone other than you. The purpose of this assignment is to evaluate your ability to draft survey questions.

RES 341 Week 3 Learning Team Assignment Data Collection Paper

• Resource: Week Two paper, the Internet, the University Library, Electronic Reserve Readings, and other resources
• Locate at least four peer-reviewed, scholarly research articles that are relevant to your research topic.
• Write a 1,050- to 1,750-word paper in which you include an edited version of last week’s Learning Team paper and the following components of the research process:
• Review of literature
• Summarize the peer-reviewed articles.
• Describe how the articles apply to your research topic.
• Sampling design
• Define the population from which your samples came.
• Was the sample size appropriate for this research topic? Explain.
• Identify the possible sources of bias or error that could occur when sampling (validity and reliability).
• Data collection
• Display your data in both tabular and graphical formats.
• Identify some primary data collection methods that could be used to collect data.
•  Discuss any possible ethical concerns regarding the collection of data.

What is the difference between a random variable and a probability distribution? Please provide atleast 2 examples of each kind.

Also, what is the difference between a discrete and a continuous variable?  For each of the following indicate whether the random variable is discrete or continuous and why:

a. The length of time to get a haircut.
b. The number of cars a jogger passes each morning while running.
c. The number of hits for a team in a high school girls¿ softball game.
d. The number of patients treated at the South Strand Medical Center between 6 and
10 P.M. each night.
e. The number of miles your car traveled on the last fill-up.
f. The number of customers at the Oak Street Wendy¿s who used the drive-through facility.
g. The distance between Gainesville, Florida, and all Florida cities with a population of atleast 50,000.

What are the requirements (or characteristics) for the binomial and Poisson? Under what conditions will the binomial and the Poisson distributions give roughly the same results? Show with an example.

What is decision theory? What is the difference between a payoff table and an expected payoff table? In the following payoff table, let P(S1) = 0.30, P(S2) = 0.50, and P(S3) = 0.20. Compute the expected monetary value for each of the alternatives. What decision would you recommend?

A foreman thinks that the low efficiency of the machine tool operators is directly linked to the high level of fumes emitted in the workshop. He would like to prove this to his supervisor through a research study.

1. Would this be a causal or a correlational study? Why?

2. Is this an exploratory, descriptive, or hypothesis-testing (analytical or predictive) study? Why?

3. What kind of a study would this be: field study, lab experiment, or field experiment? Why?

4. What would be the unit of analysis? Why?

5. Would this be a cross-sectional or a longitudinal study? Why?

1. RES 341 Week 3 DQ 1
2. RES 341 Week 3 DQ 2
3. RES 341 Week 3 DQ 3
4. RES 341 Week 3 DQ 4
5. RES 341 Week 3 Individual Assignment Statistical Symbols and Definitions Matching Assignment
6. RES 341 Week 3 Individual Assignment Survey Paper
7. RES 341 Week 3 Learning Team Assignment Data Collection Paper Graph
8. RES 341 Week 3 Learning Team Assignment Data Collection Paper

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