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The Basics of Social Research Study Set 1

Psychology

Quiz 1 :

Human Inquiry and Science

Quiz 1 :

Human Inquiry and Science

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Epistemology is best described as
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Assume that Professor Rodgers from the previous question had studied only three people aged 65 or older.Suppose he concluded that the average level of happiness increased for people aged 65 and older.Rodgers would be committing
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Attempts to learn about the world people live in come from
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Social science theory addresses
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After examining divorce court records,Jenny concludes that mothers are more likely than fathers to obtain custody of their children.This type of statement is
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Which of the following is(are)a probabilistic statement(s)?
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What kind of research is involved when an exceptionally talented and noteworthy athlete is interviewed about his physical training regimen?
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Quantification
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Researchers analyzed the effects of race on sexual activity among adolescent women."" The dependent variable is
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As students we learn that studying hard causes good grades.Such cause and effect are in nature.
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Which of the following is an aim of social science?
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Professor Rodgers found that the average level of happiness reported by people under 65 years of age declined from 1957 to 1970.However,for this same group,the average level of happiness increased slightly from 1970 to 1978.Rodgers also found that the average level of happiness reported by people age 65 and older increased from 1957 to 1978.A(The)independent variable(s)in this study is(are)
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In comparison to nonscientific inquiry,scientific inquiry
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An independent variable is a
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Which of the following would a sociologist be LEAST likely to study?
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One of your friends scored in the 90s on her last ten exams.Although she has been studying for this exam and feels prepared,she told you,"I know I'm going to flunk this exam.I've been doing too well on exams." Your friend is committing the error of
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A form of human interference in which what we learn about society can change reality so what we learned is not true is known as being
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The ability to have two different,conflicting ideas in one's mind simultaneously without denying or dismissing either of them is known as
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Methodology differs from epistemology in that methodology is
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Which of the following is most likely to be a list of variables?
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