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1WEEK 2 DISCUSSIONWeek 2 Discussion: A GEM of A StudyRachel S. BrazellOverton Graduate School of Business, Liberty UniversityBUSI 600-B01 LUODr. Robert EricksonJanuary 27, 2021
2WEEK 2 DISCUSSIONWeek 2 Discussion: A GEM of A Study1.What are the independent and dependent variables in this study?Independent variables in the study included items that were consistent and not changed.The independent variables in this study included the age groups targeted, time spent interviewingindividuals, survey questions, number of individuals interviewed and participating in surveys,national research teams used to collect data, key informants, countries from which data wascollected, and length of questionnaires and content of the questionnaires. Another independentvariable in this study was gender of study participants. Project directors suggested facilitatingthe availability of resources to women to participate in the entrepreneurial process, but werewomen included in the study? If so, was a sufficient number of female participants included asto accurately represent the female entrepreneurial population? It is essential to effectivelyprovide proof of conclusions (Mitra & Golder, 2006). Therefore, it the specific suggestions weremade based on gender, gender should have been part of the data analyzed and discussed. Thedependent variables in this study included entrepreneurial activity, perception and attitudetowards entrepreneurship, motivation, business start-up rates, income levels, and employmentlevels. 2.What are some of the intervening, extraneous, and moderating variables that the studyattempted to control with its 10-nation design?Intervening variables that the study attempted to control with its 10-nation designincluded the attitudes and feelings that individuals in each country had about entrepreneurship.