Research & Statistics 566

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  • 1. 
    Which type of planning involves constructing or selecting measuring instruments? Pyrczak p 4
    • A. 


    • B. 


    • C. 


    • D. 

      Under what circumstances

  • 2. 
    The term empiricism refers to what? Pyrczak p3
  • 3. 
    Does everyday observation employ the empirical approach? Pyrczak p3
  • 4. 
    When researchers systematically use the empirical approach to acquire knowledge, we say that they are engaging in what? Pyrczak p3
  • 5. 
    What is the name for a subset of a population? Pyrczak p3
  • 6. 
    Even the best plans for research often cannot be fully executed for physical reasons. What are some other reasons for this? Pyrczak p4
  • 7. 
    The observations that researchers make result in what? Pyrczak p4
  • 8. 
    Are the data that researchers collect always "scores"? Pyrczak p4
  • 9. 
    In recent decades, researchers have increasingly used what term to refer to the individuals being studied? Pyrczak p5
  • 10. 
    What is science? Bordens & Abbott p G10
  • 11. 
    What do scientists do? Bordens & Abbot p G10
  • 12. 
    What is meant by the statement that the scientific method is an attitude? Bordens & Abbot p3
  • 13. 
    How do basic and applied research differ, and how are they similar? Bordens & Abbot p4
  • 14. 
    How are problems framed in research therms? Bordens & Abbott p5
  • 15. 
    What is confirmation bias? Bordens & Abbot p G2
  • 16. 
    Why should you care about learning about research, even if you are not planning a career in research? Bordens & Abbott p6
  • 17. 
    What are the two steps suggested by Cialdini (1994) for exploring the causes of behavior and how do they relate to explaining behavior? Bordens & Abbot p7
  • 18. 
    What is pseudoscience and how does it differ from science? Bordens & Abbot p8
  • 19. 
    What are the main characteristic of scientific explanations? Describe each. Bordens & Abbot p10
  • 20. 
    How do scientific and commonsense explanations differ? Bordens & Abbot p11
  • 21. 
    How do scientific and belief-based explanations differ? Bordens & Abbot p13
  • 22. 
    What kinds of questions do scientists refrain from investigating? Bordens & Abbot p10
  • 23. 
    How can faulty inferences invalidate a scientific explanation? Bordens & Abbot p14
  • 24. 
    What are pseudoexplanations, and how do you avoid them? Bordens & Abbot p G9 &17
  • 25. 
    What are the defining characteristics and weaknesses of the method of authority and the rational method? Bordens & Abbot p19
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