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Chapter 13 Organizing and Writing Typical Business Reports 1. A helpful technique for making sense of large amounts of numerical data collected for a report is to a. write the problem statement. b. study flow charts. c. organize the data into tables. d. write the conclusions and recommendations. REF: p. 303 2. Numerical data from questionnaires or interviews are usually summarized using systematic columns and rows in a a. pie graph. b. flow chart. c. table. d. bar chart. REF: p. 303 3. To contrast responses of juniors against responses of seniors from a survey on attitudes toward student housing on campus, a. use cross-tabulation. b. determine the range of responses. c. determine the average response. d. determine the standard deviation. REF: p. 303 4. Determine the mean of the numbers 30, 30, 60, and 80. a. 60 b. 30 c. 50 d. 40 REF: p. 303 5. Determine the median of the numbers 30, 40, 60, 70, and 80. a. 60 b. 70 c. 30 d. 40 REF: p. 303 6. Determine the mode of the numbers 30, 30, 60, and 80. a. 60 b. 30 c. 40 d. 80 REF: p. 404

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7. The range for salaries \$23 000, \$25 000, \$28 000, and \$32 000 is a. \$27 000. b. \$23 000. c. \$4 000. d. \$9 000. REF: p. 304 8. Proving that students who enter kindergarten at six years of age earn better grades throughout element- ary school than students who enter kindergarten at five is called a(n) a. average. b. standard deviation. c. correlation. d. tabulation. REF: p. 305 9. A technique that is especially useful for analyzing raw verbal data is a a. pie graph. b. grid. c. line chart. d. bar chart. REF: p. 305 10. Which of the following is a conclusion? a. Screening potential employees is the most cost-effective security method available. b. Screen all potential employees’ backgrounds. c. Change all computer passwords regularly. d. Install security software that is easy to use. REF: p. 305 11. The conclusions of a report a. should be written using command language. b. offer specific suggestions for actions that can solve a report problem. c. should analyze information logically and show how the data answer questions. d. All of the above. REF: p. 307 12. Which statement is incorrect ? a. Drawing conclusions requires the researcher to make inferences. b. Researchers’ goals, backgrounds, and frames of reference all affect the inferences they make. c. Report writers should draw conclusions that analyze information logically. d. Report writers can draw conclusions that are entirely free of subjectivity. REF: p. 307
13. Conclusions will usually be more objective if a. consistent criteria are used in evaluating options. b. the data are manipulated to support a predetermined outcome. c. the researcher relies on personal experience related to the report problem. d.

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## This note was uploaded on 01/22/2012 for the course COMM 212 taught by Professor Connelly during the Spring '10 term at Concordia Canada.

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