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Question about Research Terminology- Match Definitions with Terms

DEFINITIONS:

1. a research study done over a period of time.
2. To use focus groups or small studies to get a "feel" for the problem _______.
3. It means in name only. Used on surveys to identify the population being sampled_____>
4. Using basic research methods, the outome of the research is applied to a business problem.
5.The distance between each unit of measure has a precise distance. for example, how long does it take ten trucks on the loading dock to unload a full container of merchandise? ___
6. Most often used in marketing or sales. this type of research always asks "who, when, why, where, and how" in research questions.
7. It uses absolute measures, Height, weight, distance, and and money are all examples.____
8.A measure that indicates how a peron "feels" on an issue. the distance between each of the measures cannot be determined scientifically.____
9.Research condcted where one unit is held steedy, while the experiment is conducted on the other unit. this is to test whether the experiment itself is the reason for change in the experimental unit.___
10. the clinical or scientific method of research. this type of research is often done in laboratories or in controlled circumstances.___
11. stated in terms of specific testing or measurement criteria. tese terms must have empirical referents, which means we must be able to count or measure them is some way. the object to be defined can be a physical one (a machine tool), or it can be an abstract one (achievement motivation).____
12. a research study done only once. This gives a snapshot of what is occuring somewhere at a given time.____

TERMS

a. interval
b. Cross-sectional
c. Ordinal
d. Basic research
e. Exploratory
f. Longitudinal
g. Operational definition
h. Ratio
i. applied research
j. Nominal
k. Descriptive
l. Causal

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1. a research study done over a period of time. f. Longitudinal

Longitudinal research design is a study lasting a long time (usually years), because the researcher is seeing how time affects the main question of the research.

2. To use focus groups or small studies to get a "feel" for the problem _ e. Exploratory.

3. It means in name only. Used on surveys to identify the population being sampled _j. Nominal

Nominal scale is a scale that uses groupings instead of ranking (scoring, numbering). For example, eye color could be grouped by "blue," "brown," or "green," not given different numbers. Other groupings used on a nominal scale could be by diagnosis, age, sex, or race.

4. Using basic research ...

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