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Business Strategy Differentiation Cost Leadership and Integration Discussion

Business Strategy Differentiation Cost Leadership and Integration Discussion

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3.2 Below are short descriptions of studies. For each one, decide if you think it is best described as a qualitative or quantitative study, and explain why.

Researchers use data from a survey to study the correlation between people’s self-reported happiness and their belief in life after death. They find that 52 percent of those who believe in life after death are “very happy” compared with only 39 percent of those who do not believe in life after death.

As part of a program evaluation, a team of government auditors visits program grantees and interviews directors at length about their ability to draw down and expend grant funds on schedule. The interviews reveal that few have expended any funds at all. The directors attribute the problem to excessive delays and complications in executing grant agreements with the agency. The auditors also observe that the directors seem to lack knowledge of the government contracting process.

3.3 Below are some research questions. For each one, decide if you think it is best answered by qualitative or quantitative research, and explain why.

Bullying is an important problem, particularly in middle schools, but not much is known about how students who are the targets of bullying deal with the problem. What strategies do they use to avoid or confront bullies? To whom do they turn for help? How does bullying affect their life inside and outside of school?

Bullying is an important problem, especially in middle schools, but not much is known about the true extent of the problem. What percentage of children experience bullying? Are there differences in rates of experienced bullying by gender or race?

3.4 Below are several research topics that might be addressed by either qualitative or quantitative studies. For each one, think of what a qualitative study of the topic might look like. Then think of what a quantitative study of the same topic would look like.

Teen drug use

Morale in a work organization

Teaching effectiveness in elementary school math education

Police-community relations