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Cooper, D. R., & Schindler, P. S. (2014). Business research methods (12th ed.). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill. The ISBN for this textbook is 9780073521503. INSTRUCTIONS: Each individual post, or question response, will consist of 500–750 words that answer 1 of the assigned discussion board questions. • Some answers will require a paragraph-style response, whereas others will be best answered with a table or bullet points. Use the style that is most appropriate for the specific question. • Each answer must be supported by references to at least 2 peer-reviewed sources and 1 biblical integration. • Use proper grammar and current APA format. • Do not submit discussion posts as Microsoft Word documents. You are welcome to include attachments to assist with consolidation, but the primary content of your posts must be included in the body of the discussion area (opening files is an inconvenience when the same information can be reviewed within the post). The individual submissions are very important for the group’s final product, so each post must meet the requirements noted above. These requirements provide a strong foundation for the group submission and ensure every group member contributes value to the group. No late discussion posts will be accepted. QUESTION: Chapter 3; Question 5 An automobile manufacturer observes the demand for its brand increasing as per capita income increases. Sales increases also follow low interest rates, which ease credit conditions. Buyer purchase behavior is seen to be dependent on age and gender. Other factors inﬂuencing sales appear to ﬂuctuate almost randomly (competitor advertising, competitor dealer discounts, introductions of new competitive models). a. If sales and per capita income are positively related, classify all variables as dependent, independent, moderating, extraneous, or intervening. b. Comment on the utility of a model based on the hypothesis.