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Discussion Board #1 – A GEM of a Study 1 Discussion Board #1 – A GEM of a Study Sean Ballesteros-Perez Liberty University BUSI 600: Business Research Methods Dr. Henry Kerich Author Note Sean Ballesteros-Perez I have no known conflict of interest to disclose. Correspondence concerning this article should be addressed to Sean Ballesteros-Perez. Email: [email protected]
Discussion Board #1 – A GEM of a Study 2 What are the independent and dependent variables in this study? The A GEM of a Study research consists of multiple independent and dependent variables throughout the study conducted by researchers at the Kauffman Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership. An independent variable is defined as “the variable manipulated by the researcher, thereby causing an effect of change on the dependent variable” (Schindler, 2019). The independent variables listed in the study consist of: general framework conditions for each nation, entrepreneurial framework conditions, entrepreneurial capacity and opportunities, and business dynamics. The independent variables can be seen in Exhibit C-GEM 1-1 as part of the conceptual model for entrepreneurial sector and economic growth. A dependent variable is defined as “the variable measure, predicted, or otherwise monitored by the researcher with the expectation to be affected by the manipulation of the independent variable” (Schindler, 2019). The A GEM of Study research identifies the dependent variable as the economic well-being of each nation defined by the gross domestic product (GDP) and job formation. Both the independent and dependent variables of the study were well identified by the research team and visually depicting the relationships between each one as part of Exhibit C. The ability to provide proof in the conclusion of a study stating these relationships is equally important (Mitra et al., 2006). What are some of the intervening, extraneous, and moderating variables that the study attempted to control with its 10-nation design? The A GEM of a Study research team identified a number of intervening, extraneous, and moderating variables that were attempted to be controlled with a 10-nation design. The intervening variables of the study include the attitudes and feeling survey participants have about entrepreneurship in each said country. As the general population has a positive attitude and feelings about entrepreneurship, there is a strong correlation between the economic growth and opportunity through the positive correlation between perceived opportunity of 0.79 and

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