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YENROSE DISCUSSION QUESTIONS: 1. Explain why researchers who are operating in theory-testing mode might not try using a random sample in their study.


1. Explain why researchers who are operating in theory-testing mode might not try using a random sample in their study. What validity are they prioritizing? What aspects of their research are they emphasizing (for now)?

2. Summarize the goal of cultural psychology. What does this field suggest about working in theory-testing and generalization modes?

3. For this assignment, you will incorporate the feedback provided to you from your Topic 6 Article Interrogation Rough Draft assignment to improve your final submission.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. Including a properly formatted reference page and in-text citations.

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1. Explain what a budget variance is. Is it good to have a budget variance? How can budget variances be avoided?

2. Explain what a standard cost system is and the advantages and disadvantages of using them for budgeting.

3. Incremental analysis is used to help companies make decisions involving a choice among alternative courses of action. People use incremental analysis in their personal decision-making as well. Provide a hypothetical example from your personal life of how you might use incremental analysis in making a decision.

4. In incremental analysis, only relevant costs are considered when making a decision among alternatives. Explain what relevant costs are. Would these include only variable costs? Explain

5. Explain the difference between centralized and decentralized operations. Describe the advantages and disadvantages of both.

6. Describe how the responsibilities of a manager might differ between a cost center, a profit center, and an investment center. How do the reports differ for each?

7. Explain the capital budgeting process and describe the available methods of evaluating alternative investments. Explain in your own words what is meant by the time value of money and why some of the methods consider it and others do not. Give an example of a method that considers it and one that does not.

8. Capital investment decisions require consideration of both quantitative and qualitative factors. Please give some examples of quantitative considerations, and explain whether you think qualitative factors are equally important as quantitative factors. Support your reasoning.

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