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A researcher uses the scientific method to acquire knowledge through observation, evaluation, interpretation, and theoretical explanation. This researcher is engaged in ______.
The ______ refers to a set of systematic techniques used to acquire, modify, and integrate knowledge concerning observable and measurable phenomena.
The scientific method refers to a set of systematic techniques used to acquire, modify, and integrate knowledge concerning ______.
observable and measurable phenomena
populations, but not samples
statistics, but not parameters
Which of the following is not one of the six general steps to apply the scientific method?
identify a problem
select an authority figure
conduct the study
develop a research plan
Based on results reported in published articles, a researcher states that men will be less likely than women to read nutrition labels when making decisions about purchasing foods. What is this statement called?
A research hypothesis must be ______ when subjected to the scientific method.
Using the scientific method, we typically analyze and evaluate data in order to ______.
avoid the need to conduct a study
avoid using statistical techniques
determine whether or not to measure data
determine whether the pattern of data shows support for a research hypothesis
Applied research uses the scientific method to answer questions ______.
about how to purchase apps
about theoretical issues for fundamental processes and underlying mechanisms related to the behaviors and events being studied
concerning practical problems with potential practical solutions within an organization or instituion
that are directly related to the predictions made by theories
Quantitative research uses the scientific method to ______.
record observations as numeric data
make nonnumeric observations, from which conclusions are drawn without the use of statistical analysis
conduct studies that can be completed without the use of statistical analysis
make guesses about scientific phenomena
______ uses the scientific method to make nonnumeric observations, from which conclusions are drawn without the use of statistical analysis.
After identifying your topic, you should ______.
identify a testable hypothesis
ask friends and family members for their opinions on the topic
read and evaluate past research on the topic
The goal of which type of research design is to describe the variables, not examine relationships among the variables?
Which type of research design is used to examine a causal relationship and involves manipulating one variable, randomly assigning participants or subjects to different levels of that manipulated variable, and measuring the effect of that manipulation on another variable?
In order to conduct a study, you often must get approval from the ______ of your college or university.
Institutional Review Board (IRB)
American Psychological Association (APA)
Which of the following is a variable?