This is a practice test for political science students who are in need of a refresher or are preparing for a test. If you are one of them, this is a good revision avenue. All the best.
Analyze
Measure
Quantify
Repeat
Conclude
Voter turnout, Quantitative
Voter turnout, Categorical, Nominal
Voter turnout, Categorical, Ordinal
Campaign attack ads, Quantitative
Campaign attack ads, Categorical, Ordinal
Operationalization
Spuriousness
External Validity
Internal validity
Statistical significance
Finding a credible causal connection between the independent and dependent variables
Establishing that the dependent variable also causes the independent variable
Ruling out reverse causality
Establishing that there is a statistically significant relationship between the independent and dependent variables
Ruling out a spurious relationship between the independent and dependent variables
Reliable and Valid
Reliable and Not Valid
Not Reliable and Not Valid
Not Reliable and Valid
Statistical significance
Directionality
Independent Variables
Dependent Variable
Magnitude
It protects against spuriousness
It maintains a high level of internal validity
It protects against reverse causality
It ensures reliability
It maintains a high level of external validity
Income
Education
Marital Status
Political Ideology
Public satisfaction with the Federal government
Theorize
Measure
Repeat
Conclude
Analyze
Come up with possible answers to the question
Justify the question
Plan the research design
Read related literature
Collect data
Generalizability
Random assignment
Experimental data
Control group
Treatment group
Shows the direction of the relationship between two variables
Establishes that it very unlikely that the relationship between two variables is due to chance
Establishes causality between two variables
Confirms that the measurement used is reliable and valid
Will be the coefficients in a table without stars
Aid in building theory
Are visual descriptions of processes
Are exact representations real processes or objects
Are intended to explain all variation
Are the same as theories
Liberal state, Categorical, Ordinal
Liberal State, Quantitative
Death Penalty Sentences, Categorical, Ordinal
Death Penalty Sentences, Categorical, Nominal
Death Penalty Sentences, Quantitative