Research Exercise

1. CASE STUDY 1: The academic board of an Australian university wants to determine the attitudes of their students to various aspects of the university. The university is a fully accredited government-financed university with 13000 students. The university has six schools, three service departments, eight research centres, and one graduate school. Now you are required to answer the following question.

Q. How many people would be in the target population, for understanding students’ attitude?

1. CASE STUDY 3: A wholesale company supplied baby clothes in 24 different fashion shops in a town and the company gross annual sales (in million dollars) from these 12 fashion shops are: \$87M, \$83M, \$85M, \$81M, \$81M, \$67M, \$75M, \$92M, \$78M, \$89M, \$72M, \$81M, \$75, \$76, \$80, \$75, \$85, \$79, \$90, \$97, \$90, \$87, \$95 and \$68 respectively. Recently appointed general manager has asked his company’s research officer to provide him with some descriptive statistics about the annual sales. As a company’s research officer, you need answer the following question given below.

Q. What was average annual sales of the company?

1. CASE STUDY 4: A high school math teacher was interested in the effect of her teaching program in Grade Ten and Eleven on the performance of her students. For this reason, ten students (5 males and 5 females) from each class were given a math test in the first week of the semester and their scores were recorded. Subsequently, the students were given an equivalent test during the last week of the semester. She (the teacher) now wants to know whether the students’ math scores have increased. She also likes to conduct a detail study on this aspect of student’s performance.

Q. We can use NVivo software to do statistical test for this study – Yes or No.

1. CASE STUDY 3: A wholesale company supplied baby clothes in 24 different fashion shops in a town and the company gross annual sales (in million dollars) from these 12 fashion shops are: \$87M, \$83M, \$85M, \$81M, \$81M, \$67M, \$75M, \$92M, \$78M, \$89M, \$72M, \$81M, \$75, \$76, \$80, \$75, \$85, \$79, \$90, \$97, \$90, \$87, \$95 and \$68 respectively. Recently appointed general manager has asked his company’s research officer to provide him with some descriptive statistics about the annual sales. As a company’s research officer, you need answer the following question given below.

Q. What is the Interquartile range of the given data set?

1. CASE STUDY 1: The academic board of an Australian university wants to determine the attitudes of their students to various aspects of the university. The university is a fully accredited government-financed university with 13,000 students. The university has six schools, three service departments, eight research centres, and one graduate school. Now you are required to answer the following question.

Q. What would be the most appropriate sampling technique for this study (Students’ attitude)? Just write the name and DO NOT add the word ‘sampling’ with name of the sampling technique. For example, “random”, “cluster”, “stratified”.

1. CASE STUDY 2: The academic board also wants to assess the reactions of 1,300 academic staff to the introduction of online teaching and learning management (OTLM) systems. They are particularly interested to know (through a survey) how they perceive the effects of OTLM systems on: their future jobs, additional training that they will have to receive and future job advancement. Now you are required to answer the following question.

Q. Who would be the most appropriate person to conduct the study to know staff’s perception about OTLM?

1. CASE STUDY 3: A wholesale company supplied baby clothes in 24 different fashion shops in a town and the company gross annual sales (in million dollars) from these 12 fashion shops are: \$87M, \$83M, \$85M, \$81M, \$81M, \$67M, \$75M, \$92M, \$78M, \$89M, \$72M, \$81M, \$75, \$76, \$80, \$75, \$85, \$79, \$90, \$97, \$90, \$87, \$95 and \$68 respectively. Recently appointed general manager has asked his company’s research officer to provide him with some descriptive statistics about the annual sales. As a company’s research officer, you need answer the following question given below.

Q. What was median annual sales of the company?

Q. What would be the most cost effective survey method for this study? (Just write name of the survey but DO NOT add the term sampling. For example, “face to face”, “online”, “postal” so on.

1. CASE STUDY 3: A wholesale company supplied baby clothes in 24 different fashion shops in a town and the company gross annual sales (in million dollars) from these 12 fashion shops are: \$87M, \$83M, \$85M, \$81M, \$81M, \$67M, \$75M, \$92M, \$78M, \$89M, \$72M, \$81M, \$75, \$76, \$80, \$75, \$85, \$79, \$90, \$97, \$90, \$87, \$95 and \$68 respectively. Recently appointed general manager has asked his company’s research officer to provide him with some descriptive statistics about the annual sales. As a company’s research officer, you need answer the following question given below.

Q. What is the standard deviation of the sales data given above?

1. CASE STUDY 1: The academic board of an Australian university wants to determine the attitudes of their students to various aspects of the university. The university is a fully accredited government-financed university with 13,000 students. The university has six schools, three service departments, eight research centres, and one graduate school. Now you are required to answer the following question.

Q. What level of confidence should we generally consider in estimating sample size? Just write the number and DO NOT add any word or % sign. For example, 100, 99, 95 or 90.

1. CASE STUDY 3: A wholesale company supplied baby clothes in 24 different fashion shops in a town and the company gross annual sales (in million dollars) from these 12 fashion shops are: \$87M, \$83M, \$85M, \$81M, \$81M, \$67M, \$75M, \$92M, \$78M, \$89M, \$72M, \$81M, \$75, \$76, \$80, \$75, \$85, \$79, \$90, \$97, \$90, \$87, \$95 and \$68 respectively. Recently appointed general manager has asked his company’s research officer to provide him with some descriptive statistics about the annual sales. As a company’s research officer, you need answer the following question given below.

Q. What is the name of this data scale?

1. CASE STUDY 2: The academic board also wants to assess the reactions of 1,300 academic staff to the introduction of online teaching and learning management (OTLM) systems. They are particularly interested to know (through a survey) how they perceive the effects of OTLM systems on: their future jobs, additional training that they will have to receive and future job advancement. Now you are required to answer the following question.

Q. How many people would be in the target population to understand staff’s perception about OTLM?

1. CASE STUDY 3: A wholesale company supplied baby clothes in 24 different fashion shops in a town and the company gross annual sales (in million dollars) from these 12 fashion shops are: \$87M, \$83M, \$85M, \$81M, \$81M, \$67M, \$75M, \$92M, \$78M, \$89M, \$72M, \$81M, \$75, \$76, \$80, \$75, \$85, \$79, \$90, \$97, \$90, \$87, \$95 and \$68 respectively. Recently appointed general manager has asked his company’s research officer to provide him with some descriptive statistics about the annual sales. As a company’s research officer, you need answer the following question given below.

Q. What was the minimum sales of the company?

1. CASE STUDY 1: The academic board of an Australian university wants to determine the attitudes of their students to various aspects of the university. The university is a fully accredited government-financed university with 13,000 students. The university has six schools, three service departments, eight research centres, and one graduate school. Now you are required to answer the following question.

Q. Sampling unit for this study would be.

1. CASE STUDY 2: The academic board also wants to assess the reactions of 1,300 academic staff to the introduction of online teaching and learning management (OTLM) systems. They are particularly interested to know (through a survey) how they perceive the effects of OTLM systems on: their future jobs, additional training that they will have to receive and future job advancement. Now you are required to answer the following question.

Q. Does this study require any ethical clearance from the human ethics committee? (Yes or No)

1. CASE STUDY 3: A wholesale company supplied baby clothes in 24 different fashion shops in a town and the company gross annual sales (in million dollars) from these 12 fashion shops are: \$87M, \$83M, \$85M, \$81M, \$81M, \$67M, \$75M, \$92M, \$78M, \$89M, \$72M, \$81M, \$75, \$76, \$80, \$75, \$85, \$79, \$90, \$97, \$90, \$87, \$95 and \$68 respectively. Recently appointed general manager has asked his company’s research officer to provide him with some descriptive statistics about the annual sales. As a company’s research officer, you need answer the following question given below.

Q. What is the mode of these sales data given above?

1. CASE STUDY 1: The academic board of an Australian university wants to determine the attitudes of their students to various aspects of the university. The university is a fully accredited government-financed university with 13,000 students. The university has six schools, three service departments, eight research centres, and one graduate school. Now you are required to answer the following question.

Q. Here the sampling frame is a (physical) representation of all __.

1. CASE STUDY 3: A wholesale company supplied baby clothes in 24 different fashion shops in a town and the company gross annual sales (in million dollars) from these 12 fashion shops are: \$87M, \$83M, \$85M, \$81M, \$81M, \$67M, \$75M, \$92M, \$78M, \$89M, \$72M, \$81M, \$75, \$76, \$80, \$75, \$85, \$79, \$90, \$97, \$90, \$87, \$95 and \$68 respectively. Recently appointed general manager has asked his company’s

Q. What is the difference between the average value of first quartile and that of the last quartile?

1. CASE STUDY 2: The academic board also wants to assess the reactions of 1,300 academic staff to the introduction of online teaching and learning management (OTLM) systems. They are particularly interested to know (through a survey) how they perceive the effects of OTLM systems on: their future jobs, additional training that they will have to receive and future job advancement. Now you are required to answer the following question.

Q. What type of research should serve the initial purpose of this study?.

1. CASE STUDY 3: A wholesale company supplied baby clothes in 24 different fashion shops in a town and the company gross annual sales (in million dollars) from these 12 fashion shops are: \$87M, \$83M, \$85M, \$81M, \$81M, \$67M, \$75M, \$92M, \$78M, \$89M, \$72M, \$81M, \$75, \$76, \$80, \$75, \$85, \$79, \$90, \$97, \$90, \$87, \$95 and \$68 respectively. Recently appointed general manager has asked his company’s research officer to provide him with some descriptive statistics about the annual sales. As a company’s research officer, you need answer the following question given below.

Q. How many observations are within one standard deviation?