Business Research Methods
The Burnham System
ARP 101
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The Burnham System is written and frequently revised by

Ray Burnham, CPCU, CLU, ARM, AIC, AINS, AIS, API, SPPA, AIM, AIC-M, ARM-E, AU, AU-M, ALCM, AAI, AAI-M, APA, ARP, AIAF, AMIM, AAM, AIT, ARe, AFSB, ASLI, AIDA, ARC, ARM-P, REBC, RHU, ASF, LIA, CASL, and ChFC;

Jean O’Reilly, PhD, CPCU, ARM, AINS, AIS, API, AIC, SPPA, AIM, AIC-M. ARM-E, AU, AU-M, AAI, AAI-M, APA, AMIM, AIT, ARe, AFSB, ASLI, AIDA, ARC, ARM-P, and AIAF; and

Lisa Tobey, JD, CPCU, CLU, ARM, AINS, AIS, API, SPPA, AIM, AIC-M, ARM-E, AU, AU-M, AAI, AAI-M, APA, AIAF, AMIM, AIT, ARe, AFSB, ASLI, AIDA, ARC, ARM-P, ACS, RWCS, RHU, REBC, CASL, AIC, EA, and ChFC.

Copyright © 2018 The Burnham System

ARP 101
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Business Research Methods Study Guide

This course is no longer offered by The Institutes, but the information it contains is still valuable as a great resource; that’s why it is still available and is available at only half price.


Included for FREE with your purchase of this Digital (PDF) Study Guide:

  • Our definitions of course terminology


PDF Notice: PDF files are not printable. They are digitally annotatable.


Current Text Edition: Final


Ray's estimate of course difficulty (1, easiest and 10, hardest): 9


Number of study guide pages: 46

Covered within this study guide:

  • Introduction to Business Research
  • Styles of Thinking, Problem Solving, and Creativity
  • The Research Process, including Exploration, Planning, and Implementation
  • Research Design, Measurement, and Experimentation
  • Primary and Secondary Data Collection, both Techniques and Sources
  • Survey Design
  • Qualitative Forecasting Methods
  • Focus Groups
  • Scaling in Survey Research
  • Sampling Design
  • Data Preparation and Preliminary Analysis
  • Hypothesis Testing and Measures of Association
  • Multivariate Analysis
  • Research Reports and Evaluation

As a good study guideline, figure anything in those 46 pages might be on your exam and that there will be nothing on your exam that is not covered in those 46 pages.


The Burnham System is written and frequently revised by

Ray Burnham, CPCU, CLU, ARM, AIC, AINS, AIS, API, SPPA, AIM, AIC-M, ARM-E, AU, AU-M, ALCM, AAI, AAI-M, APA, ARP, AIAF, AMIM, AAM, AIT, ARe, AFSB, ASLI, AIDA, ARC, ARM-P, REBC, RHU, ASF, LIA, CASL, and ChFC;

Jean O’Reilly, PhD, CPCU, ARM, AINS, AIS, API, AIC, SPPA, AIM, AIC-M. ARM-E, AU, AU-M, AAI, AAI-M, APA, AMIM, AIT, ARe, AFSB, ASLI, AIDA, ARC, ARM-P, and AIAF; and

Lisa Tobey, JD, CPCU, CLU, ARM, AINS, AIS, API, SPPA, AIM, AIC-M, ARM-E, AU, AU-M, AAI, AAI-M, APA, AIAF, AMIM, AIT, ARe, AFSB, ASLI, AIDA, ARC, ARM-P, ACS, RWCS, RHU, REBC, CASL, AIC, EA, and ChFC.

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