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R & vanR Chapter 1 Quiz

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Please answer each of the following questions to help you self-assess your understanding of "Chapter 1: Research in the Real World" (Remler & Van Ryzin, 2010)
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2. Please Match the Term to Its Definition *This question is required.
Space Cell Limited to certain times, places, or contexts.Answer to "what if?" questions. Contrasts with descriptive research.A process of scientific resoning in which theories lead to hypotheses (predictions) that are compared with data (observation).Pursuit of scientific knowledge that has no immediate practical applicationEthical research norm that dictates that people who participate in research are not harmed and they should benefit from the researchPursuit of Knowledge to help in some practical problem or needTheory of knowledge, or ways of knowing.Research to describe how the world is. Contrasts with causal research.Unprocessed or unaggregated observations – raw data.
Descriptive research
Basic research
Applied research
Causal research
3. Please Match the Term to Its Definition *This question is required.
Space Cell Requires consideration of equity among subjects and fairness in regard to who in society becomes a research participantSocial science research that patterns itself after the traditional scientific method of the natural sciences.The extent to which the results of a study project to a wider group of context of interest. Also called external validity.The original collection or analysis of data to answer a new research question or to produce new knowledge.Process in which studies or proposals are reviewed by a group of peers who render judgment.A process of scientific reasoning in which systematic observation leads to the development of theory and hypotheses.The process in which an organization collects information to measure how well it is doing.Collecting new data to provide a description or explanation of the world.Research to determine the impact of a program or intervention.
Peer review
Primary research
Primary data
Performance measurement
Evaluation research
4. Please Match the Term to Its Definition *This question is required.
Space Cell Researchers who insist that social research start with strong theories and test these with emperical predictions.An approach that favors empiricism and applying the scientific method to social phenomena.Data collected by others, such existing surveys, records or transcripts.Dictates that people used as the subjects of research provide informed consent and are not corerced into participating in research.A way of knowing that that is based upon observation, logical explanation, predicition, openess, and skepticism.When two variables presumed to be causally related in fact are not. Any relationship is caused by due to a common cause.Techniques and procedures that produce research evidence.How two different variables covary or are related.The search for published sources describing the results of research or information provided by others.
Secondary research
Respect for persons
Secondary data
Spurious correlation
Research methods
Scientific method
Scientific realism
5. Which of the following represents a way research has become a part of modern public policy and management? *This question is required.
6. Primary research includes: *This question is required.
7. The following is an example of a causal research question: *This question is required.
8. Someone who commissions research must be able to: *This question is required.
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