# disadvantages of the scale code, writing homework help

1.
Briefly
describe the greatest disadvantage of using this scale code: Excellent – Good –
Fair – Poor

ØProvide a specific example to help

2.
Briefly
describe the major difference between a probability sample and a nonprobability
sample.

ØProvide specific examples of when
each of them would be used for a research study.

a)
Probability
sample:

b)
Nonprobability
sample:

3.
Briefly
describe the greatest problem with using open-ended questions.

ØProvide a specific example to help

4.
Briefly
describe the greatest problem with using closed-ended questions.

ØProvide a specific example to help

5.
Briefly
describe why it is often a challenge to present statistical data in the
research study report.

ØProvide a specific example to help

6.
Briefly
explain the greatest advantage of pretesting the survey instrument prior to
conducting a research study.

ØProvide a specific example to help

7.
Briefly
explain why the selection of the words in a question in a survey instrument is
important.

ØProvide a specific example to help

8.
Provide
a specific example of a research project where the researcher would use a
control group.

ØBriefly explain why it would be a
good decision to use the control group for that research project.

9.
Provide
a specific example of when you would use a bar chart in a research study.

ØBriefly explain why it would be a
good choice for that study.

10.
Scenario:
A coworker just conducted a research study for the company where you work about
employee satisfaction. He confided in you that when there was missing data, he
filled in the answers. What will you say or do?

ØBriefly explain why you chose that
response.

11.
Scenario:
As a senior researcher, you know that one of the major problems with survey
instruments is the sequence of the questions. What advice will you provide to
your new employees about designing a questionnaire and the sequencing of the
questions?

ØProvide a specific example to help

12.
What
is the major ethical concern that might arise when preparing the results of a
research study?

ØBriefly explain why you chose that

13.
You
are a researcher who works for a major company and have been tasked with
studying job satisfaction. Briefly describe what you will measure in your study.

ØBriefly describe why those points are
important to conducting a study about job satisfaction.

14.
You
have been tasked to conduct a research study about sexual harassment at the
company where you work. Since this is a potentially embarrassing situation for
you and the participants, briefly explain how you will design the study.

ØBriefly describe why that design
would be best for this study.

15.
You
have been tasked with researching what type of services university students
want offered to them. Which type of study would you do? (Ie. personal
interview, survey, self-administered questionnaire, observation)

ØBriefly explain why that would be the
best method for that study.

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