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Quantitative methods
Validity
reliability
ethics
sample
qualitative methods
interview
observation
statistics
practical

research methods Word Search

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hawthorn effect
social facts
validity
reliability
documents
official statistics
case study
hypothesis
experiment
data
sampling
questionnaires
interview
participant observation
qualitative
quantitative
ethnography
triangulation
pet
theoretical
ethical
practical
interpretivist
positivist

Research Methods Crossword

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Section of a research paper that discusses the literature used and is organized through themes Literature Review
Section of a research paper that introduces the topic and tells of its importance introduction
Type of sampling sometimes known as grab, accidental, or opportunity sampling Convenience
Sampling used for hard-to-reach populations snowball
A condition to causality where the IV comes before DV Time Order
Results when a scale produces consistent results Reliability
Part of the methods sections that explains how to go about collecting data Procedure
Also known as a questionnaire Survey
Data that is open ended, in-depth, and insight-oriented Qualitative
This has to be present in an experiement Intervention
Level of measurement where distance has no meaning Interval
Type of survey involving closed ended questions with forced choices Structured
Observation where researchers remains apart from the observed Pure
People tend to change behavior when they know they are being observed Reactivity
Data that is consistent and standardized and uses large samples in its research Quantitative
Type of criterion validity that has the ability to predict future events Predictive
Only chance determines which elements will make it into the sampe Random

Research Methodology Crossword

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What research paradigm is based on the pragmatic view of reality? mixed
What is the opposite of a variable? constant
The strongest evidence for causality comes from which research method? experimental
An integrated statement of and justification for the technical decisions involved in planning a research project research design
Data that is typically descriptive qualitative
Data that can be measured quantatitive
What form of data is collected in empirical research? primary
Research with no prior knowledge exploratory
Avoids metaphysical concepts e.g. truth, reality pragmatism
Research that describes what is happening descriptive
Research that describes the relationship between variables explanatory
What type of research forecasts future phenomena? predictive
What type of research uses findings from existing works? theoretical
The quality of being logically and factually sound validity
This refers to the consistency of a research study or measuring test reliabilty
The extent of a relationship or associations between variables but the relationship is non-casual correlational
Casual relationships between two or more variables experimental
A quantitative way of collecting data that is not an interview questionnaire
The repeatability of a set of results reliability
What type of research provides the strongest evidence about cause and effect relationships? experimental

Statistics Words Word Search

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cumulative frequency
event
expected value
frequency histogram
frequency polygon
interquartile range
median
midpoint
mode
outlier
parameter
qualitative data
quantitative data
random variable
range
sample
sample space
statistic
statistics
weighted mean

Market Research Crossword

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The process of gathering, recording, analyzing, and reporting info. regarding customers or potential customers Market Research
Facts discovered in the market research process Data
Facts collected for the first time for the problem under study Primary Data
A series of questions asked to a select and representative group of people to obtain quantitative data Survey
An information-gathering technique that involves watching people by using other people or by using a camera Observation
A small group of 8-15 people who provide qualitative data through their opinions about a business, its product, or other issues under the direction of a discussion leader Focus Group
The number of people questioned for a survey Sample Size
Facts that have been collected previously for a purpose other than the problem being studied Secondary Data
Research that is used to discover consumer info whose validity can then be assessed with quantitative research questions Qualitative Research
Research often used to answer questions about quantities and amounts using a large sample of consumers Quantitative Research

Statistics Vocabulary Crossword

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Facts and statistics collected together for reference or analysis Data
Practice or science of collecting and analyzing numerical data in large quantities Statistics
The entire pool from which a statistical sample is drawn Population
Official count or survey of a population Census
A small part or quantity intended to show what the whole is like Sample
A numerical or other measurable factor forming one of a set that defines a system or sets the conditions of its operation Parameter
A fact or piece of data from a study of a large quantity of numerical data Statistic
Data expressing a certain quantity, amount or range Quantitative Data
Is typically descriptive data and as such is harder to analyze than Quantitative data Qualitative Data
Results from either a finite number of possible values or a countable number Discrete
Results from infinitely many possible values that can be on a continuous scale without gaps or interruptions Continuous
Level if measurement of data; characterizes data that consists of names, labels ,or categories only. Nominal
Characterizes data that may be arranged in order, but differences between data values either cannot be determined or are meaningless Ordinal
Characterizes data that can be arranged in order, but differences between data values are meaningful Interval
Characterizes data that can be arranged in order, for which differences between data values are meaningful, and there is an inherent zero starting point. Ratio
Study in which we observe and measure specific characteristics, but dont attempt to manipulate or modify the subjects being studied Observational Study
Study in which data are observed, measured, and collected at one point in time Cross Sectional Study
Longitudinal cohort study that follows over time a group of similar individuals who differ with respect to certain factors under study, to determinehow these factors affect rates of certain outcome Prospective Study
Studies a cohort of individuals that share a common exposure factor to determine its influence Retrospective Study
a variable in a statistical model that correlates (directly or inversely) with both the dependent variable and an independent variable. Confounding
The practice of keeping patients in the dark as to whether they are receiving a placebo or not. Blinding
noun: placebo effect; plural noun: placebo effects a beneficial effect, produced by a placebo drug or treatment, that cannot be attributed to the properties of the placebo itself, and must therefore be due to the patient's belief in that treatment. Placebo Effect
denoting a test or trial, especially of a drug, in which any information that may influence the behavior of the tester or the subject is withheld until after the test. Double Blind
With a randomized block design, the experimenter divides subjects into subgroups called blocks, such that the variability within blocks is less than the variability between blocks. Then, subjects within each block are randomly assigned to treatment conditions. Blocks
the repetition of an experimental condition so that the variability associated with the phenomenon can be estimated. Replication
type of probability sampling method in which sample members from a larger population are selected according to a random starting point and a fixed periodic interval. Systematic Sampling
One of the non-probability sampling methods Convenience Sampling
Type of sampling method where the researcher divides the population into seperate groups, called strata Stratified Sampling
sampling technique used when "natural" but relatively heterogeneous groupings are evident in a statistical population Cluster Sampling
the error caused by observing a sample instead of the whole population Sampling Error
the deviations of estimates from their true values that are not a function of the sample chosen, including various systematic errors and random errors that are not due to sampling. Nonsampling Error
a method of selecting a sample (random sample) from a statistical population in such a way that every possible sample that could be selected has a predetermined probability of being selected Random Sample
subset of a statistical population in which each member of the subset has an equal probability of being chosen. Simple Random Sample
Subjects that are very carefully chosen Rigorously Controlled Design
subjects are put into blocks through a process of random selection Completely Randomized Design

Research methods Word Search

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Covert observation
Dependent variable
Extraneous
Observer effect
valid
opportunity sample
Hypothesis
null
case study
ecological
Random sample
Demand characteristics
Questionnaire
Interview
Method

Probability and Statistics Word Search

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Stratified Sample
Random Sample
Cluster Sample
Inferential Statistics
Descriptive Statistics
Qualitative Data
Quantitative Data
Ordinal Level
Interval Level
Nominal Level
Ratio Level
Confounding Variable
Blinding
Randomization
Replication
Parameter
Sample
Statistics
Data
Population

Scientific Method Word Search

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analyze
conclusions
control
controlled
data
dependentvariable
evidence
experimental
explanations
hypothesis
independentvariable
naturalworld
observations
organized
patterns
prediction
qualitative
quantitative
questions
scientificmethod
support
tested
variables

Nature Of Science Crossword

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In science, (blank) can also involve the recording of data via the use of instruments Observation
An (blank) is a logical interpretation based on what scientists observe. Inference
consisting in systematic observation, measurement, and experiment, and the formulation, testing, and modification of hypotheses. Scientific Method
variables that the experimenter changes independent variable
variable being tested in a scientific experiment Dependent Variable
is an experiment or observation designed to minimize the effects of variables other than the independent variable. control
an idea or explanation that you then test through study and experimentation. hypothesis
final process of the basic scientific method Conclusion
"a method of investigation involving observation and theory to test scientific hypotheses." analysis
which serves to either support or counter a scientific theory or hypothesis. Evidence
researcher subjectively gathers information that focuses more on the differences in quality than the differences in quantity, qualitative
of, relating to, or expressible in terms of quantity Quantitative