Cre 101 ch 9
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Cre 101 ch 9
do Browne and Keeley define research
usally a systematic collection of observation by people trained to do
what are three
characteristics or components that contribute to its reliability?
control, and precision.
are nine questions to help you decide whether research findings are
1) What is the
quality-is it done by expert, 2) Other than the quality of the
source-is it well done, 3) Has the study been replicated-same
conclusion. 4) How selective has the communication been in the
choosing studies-selected only the ones that supported the
conclusion. 5) Is there any evidence of strong-sense critical
thinking. 6) Is there any reason for someone to have distorted the
research? 7) Are conditions in the research artificial and therefore
distorted? 8) How far can we generalize. 9) Are there any biases
are three factors to consider when evaluating a research sample?
1) The sample must be
large enough to justify the generalization or conclusion. 2) the
sample must possess as much breadth, or diversity as the types of
events about which conclusions are to be drawn. 3) The more random
the sample, the better it is.
is the problem of overgeneralization?
Problem is there is not enough attention to the limits of sampling.
are three possible problems with surveys?
1)if the person is
honest. 2) Ambiguous in the wording. 3) biased wording and biased