Doesn’t have to be three pages, just whatever is needed to answer the questions.

Doesn’t have to be three pages, just whatever is needed to answer the questions.
Grading guide
This includes several tasks. Each exercise is graded separately. Please elaborate thoroughly; use complete sentences; make sure to address the assignment prompt.
Assigned tasks
I. Critique the following survey questions. The problem could be with the question, the responses, or both. Identify what is wrong and propose a revised version of the question and response options. (As always, use complete sentences; elaborate.)
1. Do you read books?
— Yes
— No
2. To what extent do you agree that children should be exposed to conflicting and different religious beliefs? (check only one)
— Strongly agree
— Somewhat agree
— Agree
— Disagree
— Strongly disagree
3. Given that women are greatly underrepresented in elected office, would you vote for a woman to correct this unfair imbalance?
— Yes
— No
4. Social scientists are highly trained in conducting research. In general, to what extent do you think research results are important and useful and should dictate public policy?
– A very great extent
– A great extent
– Some extent
– Little extent
– Absolutely no extent
5. Overall, how helpful are these exercises? (mark along the scale)
__________________________________________
(1) (5) (10)
very helpful Not useful at all
6. Do you think the economy is much better under the current administration?
— Much stronger
— About the same
— Much weaker
7. To what extent, if at all, do you feel empowered in the current management paradigm?
— Very great extent
— Great extent
— Moderate extent
— Some extent
— Little or no extent
— No opinion
8. What is your income?
__________
9. How old are you?
— less than 20
— 20-40
— 40-50
— over 50
II. In the following scenarios, which data collection option — interviews, mail surveys, telephone surveys, internet surveys, focus groups, available data, or observation — would be best given the situation? Thoroughly explain your choice II. In the following scenarios, which data collection option — interviews, mail surveys, telephone surveys, internet surveys, focus groups, available data, or observation — would be best given the situation? Thoroughly explain your choice
You want to gather information about the views of the five most senior program officials on the strengths and weaknesses of their program.
You want to find out what the residents of the largest city in the county think are the major social and economic problems that need attention.
You want to find out what high school students see as the greatest supports and barriers to prevent pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases among teens.
You want to find out if there is less flooding after major rainstorms in the areas surrounding the new drainage dams.
You want to find out what knowledge, skills, and abilities businesses are looking for when they hire college graduates.
You want to find out what current students in an all-online program at NC State think are the major academic challenges facing them.
III. For each of the following situations, identify the likely data collection approach and then identify your sample: the population of interest, the type of sample, and the sampling procedure you would use. Explain your rationale and any known limitations, given the situation.
There has been increasing concern about the ability of the federal government to attract college graduates as employees. Your team has been asked to determine what image college students have about working for the federal civil service. However, there is no listing of all college students and privacy laws prohibit the colleges from giving out their addresses.
Your organization’s diversity task force wants to find out the attitudes of managers and frontline workers about diversity. The task force would like to conduct an attitude survey and asks you for advice about the sample.
What sampling strategy would you use to determine the number of potholes in the city?
The director of the child welfare agency is interested in the length of time that families receive protective services. She asks you to provide information regarding the number of treatment hours received by these clients. The data are not in a computer, so you will have to look at closed files. The agency has been in operation for twenty years and has served over 100,000 clients.
The city council wants to find out the citizens’ views about the challenges facing the city in the next two years.

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