Decision Support Systems: Tutoring Solution Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. What are the two general data formats used in GIS?

Question 2 2. Which of the following statements about Decision Support Systems is false?

Question 3 3. A company is launching a new project, and believes that they will need new employees in order to successfully carry it out. They will also need to check whether the existing workers are sufficiently trained for the new tasks. Which MIS is responsible for the implementation of these tasks?

Question 4 4. Which statement is a characteristic of specialized information systems?

Question 5 5. How would you represent elevation in GIS?

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Question 6 6. What is a 'model base' in a Decision Support System?

Question 7 7. Why are Management Information Systems (MIS) considered most appropriate for mid-level managers?

Question 8 8. A customer has sent an inquiry regarding an updated delivery schedule for ordered products. What type of report should be produced from the Management Information System to obtain this information for the customer?

Question 9 9. Which of the following is a task of a typical marketing MIS?

Question 10 10. Which type of system is an Executive Information System?

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Question 11 11. A candy company is introducing a new brand of chocolate to the market. They have advertised heavily, investing $8,000,000 in New York, but no ads were run in Boston. After analyzing the data, they have found no statistically significant difference between their sales in New York and Boston. Why is this an example of inferential statistics?

Question 12 12. During what stage of the decision-making process do you develop alternative solutions?

Question 13 13. Company XYZ wants to determine if its latest innovation is likely to be a success or a failure. What is the BEST approach for the company to use when deciding whether to move forward with the product?

Question 14 14. When a mortgage company needs to predict what interest rates will be three years from now, it will use:

Question 15 15. For what types of problems or decisions are Decision Support Systems commonly used?

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Question 16 16. Management Information Systems are best used to solve what type of problems or decisions?

Question 17 17. How are neighborhoods represented in GIS?

Question 18 18. Which of the following is NOT a tool of Group Decision Support Systems?

Question 19 19. Pieces of information that provide a description of features in GIS are _____.

Question 20 20. Michael Light is a manager working in a manufacturing facility. Management Information Systems record data from the facilities' machines as workers box products for a shipment to the company's distributor. Michael has set a trigger point for the packaging process to inform him when work slows down below 50% of the expected output. What does this mean?

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Question 21 21. Identify which of the following is NOT an example of descriptive statistics:

Question 22 22. What are the three stages of decision making?

Question 23 23. Business intelligence employs tools such as database management, data mining, and decision support systems. What other tool can be used in BI?

Question 24 24. The Executive Information System for a chain of 20 grocery stores should include which of the following?

Question 25 25. The chief executive for a chain of 20 grocery stores would want which of these items on her executive dashboard?

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Question 26 26. Utilizing data from both internal and external sources, which of the following is NOT the best example of what a Decision Support System is typically utilized for?

Question 27 27. An Executive Information System is one type of

Question 28 28. How are different Management Information Systems typically organized?

Question 29 29. What type of decisions cannot be described as a set of quantifiable rules?

Question 30 30. A company is starting to mass produce its new luxury mobile phone to increase company profits. It is considering how many resources it needs to build it, and how it will assemble all of these products while maintaining the quality of their products. Why is this conducted by the manufacturing MIS?

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