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a research tool which is used to elicit information about respondents' attitudes, opinions and preferences. In MARKETING RESEARCH, surveys are employed to discover more about potential consumers' views and perceptions of existing and proposed new products, and more specifically about the buying intentions of customers.

Surveys may also be used to discover employees' views on aspects of company policy and to assess employees' MOTIVATION, ORGANIZATIONAL COMMITMENT etc.

See MARKETING INTELLIGENCE.

survey

The process by which land is located with reference to commonly agreed upon landmarks or other points of reference, and then measured out for all of its boundaries, including distances and direction-and-degree of turns. Surveys will typically note any indicia of property lines, even if inaccurate, including fence lines and marks left by prior surveyors. A topographic survey will also include land contours. An as-built survey will include all improvements upon the property with their placement and dimensions.
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The third common element usually included in an International Studies curriculum is a capstone course, required in 65% of the colleges and universities we surveyed. [16] There is significant variation found in how this capstone course was taught.
Exploring the BMP database, he saw the diversity of organizations previously surveyed by BMP teams (including small, medium, and large; government and commercial; both manufacturing and service); and documented practices (including funding, design, test, production, facilities, logistics, and management).
Although 77 percent of those surveyed report they are making progress, companies still have a long way to go before their records management programs are up to par.
In fact, the survey shows that a majority of the countries surveyed not only intend to converge with IFRS, but have formally stated this intent.
The tests indicated that the survey produced a replicable valuation of services based on voluntary responses by those surveyed. The research team expects CBA II results to be statistically valid and reliable.
Fifty percent of those surveyed believe transgendered adults should be allowed to teach in high schools, but only about 40% believe they should be allowed to be elementary school, gym class, or day care teachers or scouting leaders.
The survey is limited in its scope, attempting to assess the range of issues important to Anglicans rather than the weight attached to them by the people surveyed. (A second report due for release later this fall, will attempt to "quantify" the opinions revealed in the first installment.)
Of these, the number surveyed was 69 (or 10%) Big-5 offices, and 72 (or 20%) over-20-member offices.
* Wages: Nearly 38% of the rubber companies surveyed stated that the current average hourly wage for production workers is between $11.01 and $13.00.
Narrow and his coworkers probed the responses of 20,861 individuals surveyed from 1980 to 1985 and 8,098 volunteers interviewed between 1990 and 1992 (SN: 1/22/94, p.
should have an inspector in there every three months, not every 12 months." Conversely, he recommends that facilities with good records be surveyed every two years.
More than 90 percent of those surveyed expressed confidence in their own banks, with the proportion of those saying they would definitely or probably take extra cash declining from 62 percent to 39 percent in the period between the March and October surveys.