# Quantitative analysis  on consumer behavior towards online purchase of electronics

## Quantitative analysis  on consumer behavior towards online purchase of electronics

Quantitative Analysis I

RESEARCH PROJECT (TERM PAPER) GUIDELINES

Purpose
This document provides you with a detailed guidance to write the research paper is worth
200 points of the grade for the course. You must follow the guidelines as closely as
possible. If you have any confusion or question, please ask me for clarification. The
Project is due TWO WEEKS before the last class.
Components of the term paper
The paper that you are going to write should have the following elements.
1. Identification of the problem/issue
2. Theorization of the problem to as much detail as possible
3. Construction the mathematical model
4. General assumptions about the linear regression model and the parameters for your
model
5. Description, method of collection, and source(s) of data
6. Application of statistical/quantitative methods and its justification
7. Reporting and analysis of the results
8. Conclusions
9. References
10. Footnotes/endnotes
FURTHER DETAILS OF THE COMPONENTS
1. Identification of the problem/issue
State very clearly the problem/issue you are investigating. Mention why this is an
interesting and important exercise. Also mention what you hope to learn at the end of
2. Theorization of the problem/issue
Give a theoretical description of the relationship between/among the variables in question
to as much detail as possible. Example Keynesian consumption function.

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3. Construction of the relevant mathematical/regression model
Present the variables and the relationship between/among them in mathematical form.
Define them and explain what is what.
Example of a consumption function:
C t = a + b Y d + U
4. Assumptions about linear regression model in general and the parameters of your
model
List general assumptions of the classical linear regression model from your text.
Under your own theory, what do you assume about the relationship between/among the
dependent and explanatory variables and the parameters of the model
5. Description, method of collection, and source(s) of data
What kind of data you are going to use to estimate your model? Define your data. What is
your sample size? Why is it so?
Give the detailed source(s) and/or collection method of data.
6. Application of statistical/quantitative methods
Describe in detail the statistical techniques that you are using. Describe why you are
using a particular technique/methodology over other.
7. Reporting and analysis of results
Estimated equation
Summary statistics, t, R 2 , SEE (standard error of estimates)
Analysis of them
8. Conclusions
The purpose of this section is pretty straightforward. If somebody barely has enough time
to read about one page or less then the right section would be the conclusion section.
Here you need to answer the following: What is the central message of your research? 