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Question 1 1pts A survey is ________ if it produces identical...

Question 1

1 pts

A survey is ________ if it produces identical results when repeated. A survey is ________ if it measures what it's intended to measure.

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valid; reliable


reliable; utile


reliable; valid


valid; intentional


intentional; reliable

 

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Question 2

1 pts

Businesses believe they have a right to protect confidential information from competitors.

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True


False

 

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Question 3

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Within the context of statistical analysis, the ________ is the "middle of the road" or the midpoint of a series.

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common denominator


mean


median


medium


average

 

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Question 4

1 pts

Which of the following should be included in the recommendations so the audience knows how to properly respond?

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Information on others who have received the data from the report


References that can be used to verify information


An indication of how the recommendations where developed in order to show their validity


The next step to take to act on the recommendations


An interpretation of facts and other information from the report

 

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Question 5

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Because causation can be difficult to prove, what do researchers use to understand the relationships between subsets of data?

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Trends


Mean averages


Correlations


Medians


Cross-tabulation

 

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Question 6

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At the beginning of a research project, you need to

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develop a formal outline you plan to stick to throughout your researching and writing.


familiarize yourself with the subject.


jump in by finding resources on the Internet and taking notes from them.


develop the conclusion you want to reach and start looking for evidence that supports that conclusion.


conduct an Internet search to determine areas to investigate.

 

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Question 7

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Which of the following is the midpoint of a series of numbers, with equal number of items above and below that number?

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Median


Correlation


Mode


Causation


Mean

 

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Question 8

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Which of the following will format search requests for multiple search engines, creating a broader range of results?

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Metasearch engines


Web directories


Librarians


Enterprise search engines


Online databases

 

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Question 9

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Which of the following is the first step in an efficient, effective research process?

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Understand the subject to develop insightful questions


Search for areas with critical gaps in data


Conduct a general online search and redefine it after reviewing results


Use a variety of search terms


Enter keywords into a search engine to search corporate sites

 

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Question 10

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Which of the following is an ethical lapse when handling sources?

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Respecting the privacy of research participants


Documenting sources and giving appropriate credit


Respecting intellectual and digital property rights


Extracting more from sources than they actually provide


Specifically stating the intended use of research results

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