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Basic Marketing A Marketing Strategy Planning Approach 18th Edition by Perreault TB

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Basic Marketing A Marketing Strategy Planning Approach 18th Edition by Perreault TB

Chapter 08
Improving Decisions with Marketing Information

True / False Questions

1. The function of marketing research is to develop and analyze new information to help marketing managers make better decisions.
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2. One of the important jobs of marketing researchers is to provide marketing managers with information that is changing.
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3. Marketing research projects are conducted one-at-a-time, instead of routinely.
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4. Marketing research focuses on changing information needs while an MIS focuses on recurring information needs.
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5. A marketing information system (MIS) is an organized way of continually gathering, accessing, and analyzing information that marketing managers need to make ongoing decisions.
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6. A marketing information system (MIS) is a large computer which allows consumers to determine the prices of food products at grocery stores in any geographic area.
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7. An intranet is useful for numeric data but not for text documents.
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8. An intranet is a system for linking computers within a company.
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9. An intranet works like the Internet but access is limited to a company’s employees.
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10. Access to information on an intranet is usually limited to a firm’s own employees.
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11. Only large firms have their own intranets.
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12. It is the job of the MIS specialist to ask for the right information in the right form.
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13. It is the job of the marketing manager to ask for the right information in the right form.
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14. A decision support system (DSS) is a computer program that makes it easy for a marketing manager to get and use information as he or she is making decisions.
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15. A search engine may make it easier for a marketing manager to get information from the Internet, but it would not be useful on an intranet.
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16. A search engine is a computer program that helps find information.
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17. Search engines use words or phrases to guide the search for information.
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18. A marketing manager who uses a search engine would have little need for a decision support system.
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19. A search engine is typically used to help change raw data into more useful information.
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20. A DSS typically helps change raw data into more useful data.
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21. A marketing dashboard displays up-to-the minute marketing data in an easy-to-read format.
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22. Decision support systems that include marketing models help managers by showing the relationships among marketing variables.
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23. A marketing manager can use an MIS to conduct sales and perform analyses that show a more detailed breakdown of what’s happening.
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24. Once marketing managers use a marketing information system (MIS), they are eager for more information.
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25. Use of the scientific method in marketing research helps managers make the best decisions possible.
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26. A marketing researcher using the scientific method develops and tests hypotheses about the relationships between things or about what will happen in the future.
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27. Use of the scientific method in marketing research forces researchers to use an inflexible process.
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28. Use of the scientific method in marketing research forces researchers to use an orderly process.
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29. Hypotheses are educated guesses about the relationships between things or about what will happen in the future.
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30. The scientific method is a research process which consists of five stages: observation, developing hypotheses, predicting the future, collecting data, and using statistical methods of analysis.
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31. It isn’t necessary for marketing managers to be involved with marketing research specialists, since research requires statistical skills which managers usually don’t have.
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32. Marketing managers should be able to explain the kinds of problems they are facing and the kinds of marketing research information that will help them make decisions.
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33. Since marketing managers have to be able to evaluate research results, they should be involved in the design of research projects–even though they may not be research specialists.
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34. Defining the problem is the first step in marketing research–and is usually the easiest job for the researcher.
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35. Defining the problem is always the easiest step in the marketing research process.
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36. Defining the problem is often the most difficult step in the marketing research process.
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37. To avoid wasting time working on the wrong problem, marketing researchers can use a logical strategy planning framework to guide their efforts.
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38. Unless the problem is precisely defined, research effort may be wasted on the wrong problem, and may lead to costly mistakes.
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39. A situation analysis is a formal study of what information is already available in the problem area.
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40. During the situation analysis, marketing researchers may talk to informed people within the company, study internal records, search libraries for available information, or browse the Internet with a search engine.
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41. Secondary data is information which is already published or collected.
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42. Secondary data involves information that has been collected or published already.
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43. During the situation analysis, a marketing researcher will evaluate primary data rather than secondary data.
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44. The Internet is an excellent source for primary data, but not secondary data.
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45. Much of the secondary data on the Internet is stored in database formats that standard website search engines cannot find.
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46. Specialized search engines like Blogdex and Google Groups can locate websites that allow marketing managers to listen in or ask questions as customers chat about companies and brands.
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47. The government, advertising agencies, newspapers, trade associations, and research subscription services are all major sources of primary data.
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48. The Statistical Abstract of the United States is one of the most useful summaries of secondary data published by the federal government.
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49. A good situation analysis is usually inexpensive compared with more formal research efforts, such as a large scale survey.
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50. A research proposal involves interviewing 6 to 10 people in an informal group setting.
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51. In general, a marketing researcher should get some problem-specific data before planning a formal research project.
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52. A formal marketing research project usually involves gathering primary data.
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53. Qualitative research seeks in-depth, open-ended responses.
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54. Qualitative research seeks clear yes or no answers.
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55. Focus group interviews are a form of quantitative research.
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56. A focus group interview involves interviewing 6 to 10 people in an informal group setting.
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57. Electronic focus groups now participate in sessions via the Internet.
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58. Focus groups are popular in both consumer and business markets.
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59. Online focus groups can offset some of the limitations of traditional focus groups because one aggressive member is less likely to dominate the group.
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60. Online focus group participants usually feel freer to express their honest opinions than do participants in traditional focus groups.
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61. Focus groups are a way to gather primary data quickly, but at a relatively high cost.
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62. Qualitative research seeks structured responses that can be summarized in numbers, like percentages, averages, or other statistics.
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63. Open-ended questions are less likely to be asked in quantitative research than in qualitative research.
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64. A common quantitative research approach is to use survey questionnaires with multiple-choice questions.
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65. One reason for the popularity of mail surveys is that the response rates are usually very high.
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66. Response rate is the percentage of people contacted who complete a given questionnaire.
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67. One weakness of telephone interviews is that they do not allow an interviewer to probe and really learn what the respondent is thinking.
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68. Telephone surveys are practical if the information needed is not too personal.
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69. Observing–as a method of collecting data–should focus on a well-defined problem.
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70. In the observation method, researchers try to see or record what the subject does naturally.
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71. With the observation method, the researcher skillfully engages the subject in conversation.
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72. Nielsen’s TV audience research and Arbitron’s radio audience research illustrate that observing is a common research method in advertising.
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73. A consumer panel is a group of consumers who provide information on a continuing basis.
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74. Applying the experimental method in marketing research usually means the responses of groups are compared.
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75. In the experimental method, researchers compare the responses of two or more groups that are similar even on the characteristic being tested.
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76. Syndicated research is an economical approach for collecting specific research needed by one firm for a specific problem.
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77. Only about 25 percent of marketing research spending is for syndicated research.
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78. J.D. Power’s surveys of customer satisfaction are a popular example of syndicated research.
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79. Even though marketing managers might like more information, they must balance the high cost of good research against its probable value to management.
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80. A marketing manager should seek help from research only for problems where the risk of a decision can be greatly reduced at a reasonable cost.
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81. Statistical packages are easy-to-use computer programs that analyze data.
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82. A statistical package is likely to be used with quantitative research, but not with qualitative research.
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