Provide an operational definition of the five “fastest-growing” occupations? Provide a rationale for your response.

Nonreactive Research and Influence of Social Factors” Please respond to the following:

  • Discuss how you could use unobtrusive observations to determine the research the following: Who the most respected professor is on your campus, which note-taking method is most widely used by students at your campus, and which candy bar is the favorite on your campus or at your workplace?
  • Refer to Box 9.1: Examples of Nonreactive Measures and discuss how the assumptions made about the method of data collection could lead a researcher to react to absurd measurements and analysis. Then, discuss at least two specific precautions the researcher might take to minimize faulty analyses.
  • From the e-activity, locate the Occupational Outlook Handbook at and compile the five fastest-growing occupations in the United States across 1991–2 011. Then discuss the following:


a) Provide an operational definition of the five “fastest-growing” occupations? Provide a rationale for your response.

b) List at least three social factors (e.g., state of the economy, number of females in the workforce, number of college degrees earned) that you believe influenced changes of the five fastest-growing occupations in the U.S. across this 20-year period.

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