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Information is a inspiration strategy. during this entire creation to statistical equipment and knowledge research, the method is gifted using a four-step technique: 1) collecting info, 2) summarizing facts, three) interpreting facts, and four) speaking the result of facts analyses.

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An executive wants to survey the opinions of employees on the industry vacation policy. What would you suggest she sample? Ag. 5 A state department of agriculture wants to estimate the number of acres planted in corn within the state. How might one conduct such a survey? Pol. Sci. 6 A political scientist wants to estimate the proportion of adult residents of a state who favor a unicameral legislature. What could be sampled? Also, discuss the relative merits of personal interviews, telephone interviews, and mailed questionnaires as methods of data collection.

4 observational study Factor 1 I II III A B 25 45 30 50 Observational Studies Before leaving the subject of sample data collection, we will draw a distinction between an observational study and a scientific study. In experimental designs for scientific studies, the observation conditions are fixed or controlled. For example, with a factorial experiment laid off in a completely randomized design, an observation is made at each factor–level combination. Similarly, with a randomized block design, an observation is obtained on each treatment in every block.

Bus. 9 Two surveys were conducted to measure the effectiveness of an advertising campaign for a low-fat brand of peanut butter. In one of the surveys, the interviewers visited the home and asked whether the low-fat brand was purchased. In the other survey, the interviewers asked the person to show them the peanut butter container when the interviewee stated he or she had purchased low-fat peanut butter. a. Do you think the two types of surveys will yield similar results on the percentage of households using the product?

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