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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 Research to describe how the world is. Contrasts with causal research.Unprocessed or unaggregated observations – raw data.Pursuit of scientific knowledge that has no immediate practical applicationAnswer 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).Limited to certain times, places, or contexts.Ethical 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.
Descriptive research
Basic research
Causal research
Applied research
3. Please Match the Term to Its Definition *This question is required.
Space Cell Research to determine the impact of a program or intervention.Requires consideration of equity among subjects and fairness in regard to who in society becomes a research participantA process of scientific reasoning in which systematic observation leads to the development of theory and hypotheses.Process in which studies or proposals are reviewed by a group of peers who render judgment.The extent to which the results of a study project to a wider group of context of interest. Also called external validity.Collecting new data to provide a description or explanation of the world.The process in which an organization collects information to measure how well it is doing.Social science research that patterns itself after the traditional scientific method of the natural sciences.The original collection or analysis of data to answer a new research question or to produce new knowledge.
Primary research
Evaluation research
Peer review
Performance measurement
Primary data
4. Please Match the Term to Its Definition *This question is required.
Space Cell Dictates that people used as the subjects of research provide informed consent and are not corerced into participating in research.The search for published sources describing the results of research or information provided by others.Data collected by others, such existing surveys, records or transcripts.A way of knowing that that is based upon observation, logical explanation, predicition, openess, and skepticism.How two different variables covary or are related.Researchers who insist that social research start with strong theories and test these with emperical predictions.Techniques and procedures that produce research evidence.An approach that favors empiricism and applying the scientific method to social phenomena.When two variables presumed to be causally related in fact are not. Any relationship is caused by due to a common cause.
Spurious correlation
Respect for persons
Secondary research
Research methods
Secondary data
Scientific realism
Scientific method
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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