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A theory is a set of _______ that explain some phenomenon
interconnected set of principles
_____________ is a prediction that either developes from a theory or theory developes from it
hypothesis
Hypothesis are _____________ or ___________ that explain the relationship between two concepts
-predictions
-expectations
What are the goals of social science theorizing?
-describe
-explain
-predict
-control
First, one needs to pick a research interest and decde on a
research question
one must determine what the important terms mean or develop a ___________ definition.
conceptual
Then one must decide how to measure or ______ those terms
operationalize
_________ is the varable used to predict another variable
independent
__________ is the predicted by the other variable.
dependent
Qualitative researchers' main tool is the researcher, quantitative researchers:
leave the researcher out of it
Experimental research is interested in _____ and _____.
cause and effect
X and Y are correlated and
X comes before Y
Quanitive research uses _______ to annalyze results
statistics
_____ asks if the research can be replicated.
reliability
scale, tape measure, ACT/SAT test. "Does the scale measure what its supposed to?"
validity
when the researcher doesnt know what going on. (wisdom teeth example)
Double blind effect
"Mice example," when the researcher is told a certain outcome will happen, then it probably will.
pigmalian effect
the more _______________ you are, the better you can communicate.
cognictive complex
the predictions we get from our theories or use to make theories
hypothesis
"how to measure it"
operationalize
you must develope a ___________ defination (what it means)
conceptual
_______ is always independent
sex
just because someting is reliable doesnt mean it is ________.
valid
when you hear a word, the "best example" that you think about.
prototype.