One of the problems in developing rating scales is the choice of response terms to use. Below are samples of some widely used scaling codes. Do you see any problems with them? a Yes—Depends—No b Excellent—Good—Fair—Poor c Excellent—Good—Average—Fair—Poor d Strongly Approve—Approve—Uncertain—Disapprove— Strongly Disapprove A, because Yes – Depends – No is too vague. Particularly the word ‘depends’ is too vague and you are not able to get a good idea of what the true result is. You need a scale with more degrees and stronger choices to gain a full idea of circumstances. Terms in Review, 1
Explain how each of the five evaluation factors for a secondary source influences its management decision-making value. a Purpose b Scope c Authority d Audience e Format 1. Purpose – the reason that you are doing the project in question. Are the time resources and money going to be effective for what you need to accomplish. Scope – to find the subject in check to determine if there is enough information or ways to do what you need to do (funding, people, resources, extent, etc. ) Authority – who’s going to be in charge of the program and what type of subject is it? Will there need to be one or two people in charge other than you?
Are teams necessary? Audience – who’s being affected by it? Who are you trying to persuade to buy or use your product, etc. Format- review everything including the steps and progress you’ve made so far, and how you’re going to put it together at the end for packaging. 2. Primary – would be the first steps of creating the product with patching all the pitfalls. Secondary- would be evaluating the outcome of the primary, getting feedback from people who have used to the product in order to better the product. Teritary – would include the decisions made in order to alter or fix the product or otherwise mass produce. . Secondary data quality will provide information to researchers of what you can alter or change in order to make the product function better after first time use of a product. State Farm article, 1-5 1. Identify the various constructs and concepts involved in the study. State Farm is trying to create a study in order to prevent as many recurring accidents while making areas safer. The new data will be used to identify patterns of problems. 2. What hypothesis might drive the research of one of the cities on the top 10 dangerous intersection list?
The Free Rider Problem The free rider issue has become one of the most serious economic issues today. The free rider is a lazy type person who wants the benefits that others bring in without having to do the work. The free rider typically takes advantage of a public good. Living in a civilized society presents many opportunities for free riding, which we have yet to find a way to control. ...
Of the top 10 listed dangerous intersections, I believe one has had the most frequent similarities when compared to each documented accident. 3. Evaluate the methodology for State Farm’s research. I think State Farm’s methodology for research is awesome. By evaluating cities and their listed accidents, they are helping create a list of the top 10 most dangerous intersections. This is helping these specific cities by allowing them to qualify for a $20,000 grant “to defray the cost of a comprehensive traffic engineering study of the intersection. ” (Cooper, Schindler) 4.
If you were State Farm, how would you address the concerns of transportation engineers? As the transportation engineers calculate data for accidents, they also go out and see how adequate the roadways and intersections are for travel to ensure safety while proposing implementation of improvements. First, I would have them look at the different areas and population, what kind of transportation is being used to transport through them (capacity and volume for vehicles to travel through).
Also, I would ask them to research what landmarks are on that road (food places, shopping malls).
These would help gain a greater understanding and rating for local accidents which would cause the results of the city to fix them to become a larger percentage, hence in return growing the budget allowed for such incidents. 5. If you were State Farm, would you use traffic volume counts as part of the 2003 study? What concerns, other than those expressed by Nepomuceno, do you have? Even though, Nepomuceno says he wouldn’t use traffic reports because not all jurisdictions file police reports when an accident occurs, I would use traffic volume counts as part of the study.
Executive Summary In most developing cities, magnitude volume of the traffic requires suitable legislative enactment where different modes of transportation traverses within the City. In the case of Butuan, different local public transport in the form of jeepneys, multicabs and taxis, tricycles as well as “motorized trisikad” exists. This paper looks into the Traffic and Transportation Code as a ...
Because they would help give a greater understanding to the ratio of accidents and what caused them. It would also help grow your understanding of the possible incidents which could occur in a certain area. If you become on the good side of transportation engineers, they’re going to help your company and improve traffic ordinances and laws.