Chapter 2: Fill Ins
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Chapter 2: Fill Ins
Chapter 2: Social Sciences and the Scientific Method Fill in
________________ is an organized body of knowledge.
A hypothesis is tentative statement about a relationship between _____________ or ________________.
observable facts, events
A ______________relationship is not likely to have occurred by chance.
Theories are ____________ of facts or events.
With a scientific attitude, there is ____________ or _____________about theories until they have been scientifically tested.
A universal statement is a statement that applies to _____________ circumstance.
When every person in the universe or population has an equal chance of being interviewed in a survey, this is called ______________ sampling.
"Most evangelical/born again Christians vote Republican" is a __________________ statement.
A control group is used for _____________.
A ___________statement is a statement that applies to some proportion of circumstances.
Those in a sample are chosen to represent the ______________ of a larger group.
The _____________ is the whole group about which information is desired.
In a random sample, each person in the universe has an ______________chance of being selected in the sample for interviewing.
Sampling error is the range of responses in which a ____________ percent chance exists that the sample reflects the universe.
The halo effect is the tendency of respondents to give "_____________" responses to pollsters.
Field research is directly observing _______________.
_______________ issues are those that people have thought the most about and hold strong and stable opinions on.
A ___________ is an unprofessional pollster who asks "loaded" or "leading" questions simple to produce results favorable to his political candidates or side of an argument.
In-depth investigation of a particular event in order to understand it as fully as possible is a/an _____________.
Data used by social scientist that has been collected by other organizations, government agencies, or researchers is _________________________.
secondary source data