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Made in the USA" is a claim stated in many product advertisements or on product labels. Advertisers want consumers

to believe that the product is manufactured with 100% U.S. labor and materials- which is often not the case. What does 'Made in The USA' mean to the typical consumer.To answer this question. a group of marketing professors conducted an experiment at a shopping mall in Muncie, Indiana. They asked every fourth adult entrant to the mall to participate in the study. A total of 106 shoppers agreed to answer the question, 'Made in the USA' means what percentage of U.S labour and materials? The responses of the 106 shoppers are summarized as follows: "100%" (64 shoppers), "75 to 99%"(20 shoppers), "50 to 74%"(18 shoppers), and "less than 50%" (4 shoppers).

a) What type of data-collection method was used?

b) What variable, quantitative or qualitative, is measured?

c) Present the data in the table in graphical form. Use the graph to make a statement about the percentage of consumers who believe 'Made In USA' means 100% U.S. labor and materials.

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a) Systematic Sampling was use. b)... View the full answer


Bar Chart of " Made in USA"
Pie Chart of " Made in USA"
Less than 50%,
50 to 74%, 17%
75 To 99%, 19%
100%, 60%
75 To 99%
50 to 74%

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