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Lorraine Huff Unit 5 Discussion Board March 14, 2010 “A correlation study is a quantitative method of research in which you have 2 or more quantitative variables from the same group of subjects, & you are trying to determine if there is a relationship between the 2 variables.” This means that it is a study to determine if there is an association in the area being discussed. For example, in the Unit 2 Individual Project, students were asked to determine areas within the company on gender, age, and job satisfaction under different areas. These statistics can be used by management to determine if age, sex, or job placement has anything to do with job satisfaction, or with the amount of time that the employees have been with the company. Correlation and causation are important to companies and businesses. The information
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Unformatted text preview: obtained from various surveys and studies help to show managers where improvements or changes may need to made within the organization. For example, if a study shows that the overall job satisfaction of employees is far below average, it could mean that the employee morale is extremely low because of the way the organization is being managed. It could also mean that the employees do not feel appreciated for the jobs that they are doing. References Bluman, A. G. (2010). Elementary Statistics A Brief Version, 5th Edition. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill. Waters, J. (2010). Correlational Research . Retrieved March 14, 2010, from Capilano University: http://www.capilanou.ca/programs/psychology/students/research/correlation.html...
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