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Title:Data analysis / BEBR No. 540
Author(s):Brighton, Gerald D.; Michaelson, Robert H.
Contributor(s):University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. College of Commerce and Business Administration
Subject(s):Research -- Methodology.
Issue Date:Jan 16 197
Publisher:[Urbana, Ill.] : College of Commerce and Business Administration, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,
Series/Report:Faculty working papers ; no. 540
Description:Includes bibliographical references.
"In any comprehensive research project, there are essentially five steps. First, one starts with a literature review with regard to a particular research question. Second, one seeks to develop a theory. Third, the research question is finalized, frequently in the form of a hypothesis to be tested. Fourth, data are collected. Fifth, the subject matter of this paper, the data are analyzed in order to come to a resolution of the research question. There are two general approaches to analyzing research data. If the data were gathered concerning a 'research question,' a description of the data may be sufficient. However, if the data were gathered to accept or reject a formal hypothesis, statistical analysis is usually in order. This paper briefly surveys the principal data analysis methodologies that are available."
Rights Information:In copyright. Digitized with permission of the University of Illinois Board of Trustees. Contact for information.
Copyright Jan 16 1979 Board of Trustees University of Illinois.
Date Available in IDEALS:2011-09-15
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Identifier in Online Catalog:330869
OCLC Identifier:(OCoLC)ocm05235803

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