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83. A researcher has been hired by a business owner to help her understand why she is losing customers. List the steps the researcher should follow in defining the problem for this research study. 84. Devise a study that contains continuous, categorical, dependent, and independent variables and the research objective(s) of your study. Be sure to label each variable accordingly and identify the unit of analysis in your study. 85. Explain the difference between research questions and hypotheses.
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86. What is a research proposal and how is it useful for both the researcher and the client? 87. How does a research proposal differ from the final research report? What is the best way for the researcher to let management know exactly what kind of results will be produced by the research?
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Chapter 6--Problem Definition: The Foundation of Business Research Key 1. A decision statement is a written expression of the key question(s) that a research user wishes to answer. TRUE 2. The term problem definition refers to the process of defining and developing a decision statement and the steps involved in translating it into more precise research terminology, including a set of research objectives. TRUE 3. The problem definition stage is the easiest stage of the research process. FALSE 4. It is easier to define the problem in business situations that are not cyclical. FALSE 5. When a sudden change in the business situation takes place, it can be easier to define the problem. TRUE 6. A problem occurs when there is a difference between the current conditions and a more preferable set of conditions. TRUE 7. The first step in the problem-definition process is to determine the unit of analysis. FALSE
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8. Conducting a situation analysis often requires exploratory research. TRUE 9. One of the best ways to identify the symptoms of a problem is to conduct a literature review. FALSE 10. Interrogative techniques simply involve asking multiple what, where, who, when, why, and how questions.
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