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Claim
Assertion or Conclusion
Warrant
Connects claims and evidence
Research
Testing and questioning what we know and don't know.
Positivist Paradigm
Singular/Obj

Indep

Value-free unbiased

Quantitative

Formal/Impersonal Voice
Naturalist Paradigm
Multiple

Interdependent

Value laden and biased

Qualitative

Informal/Personal Voice
Communication
how we send verbal and nonverbal messages
applied research
Can't be used as general research
Basic research
tests theories
Variable
concept with two or more values
Indp Variable
concept that influences the variable
Dependent variable
Variable that comes from the indp variable.
Ordered Variable
can be assigned numbers, age, weight
nominal variable
can be classified in terms of gender, race, etc.
Hpothesis
a tent answer about the nature of two variables
non directional hypothesis
it doesn't specify the nature of the relationship
Interaction effects
effects cause by multiple ind variables.
Meta Analytic
summarizes alot of studies
Operationalization
Identify and determine how to measure what you want to study.
Conceptual Defin
describes what something means by relating it to other concepts (like love is a deep feeling toward another person)
Operational Defin
describing a concept in how it will be measured like love will mean (holding hands)
Conceptual fit
strong linkage between conceptual and operational defin.
Measurment
determing character, size, quantity of researches observations.
Triangulation
study something in multiple ways with a single study
Measurement Scale
assigning numbers or symbols to designate charateristics
Nominal Measurement scale
classifies a variable into different categories
Internal validity
accuracy drawn from a particular study
external validity
can conclusions from a particular study be applied to other people/places, etc.
Reliability coefficient
provides a numerical indi that determines the relaiability or error of the study. .70 or greater it is reliable.
internal consistency
items on a measurement give similar results
criterion related validity
when one measurement technique gives the same results as another measurement that is valid.
Ecological Validity
The extent to which the conditions simulated in the laboratory reflect real life conditions