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Vocabulary Terms for EDD 811
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Research that is completed and results are graphed using statistics.
Research that is conducted using interviews, open-ended response questions, or observations.
Mixed Methods Study
A study completed using both quantitative and qualitative research. Mixed methods allows for a stronger understanding of data.
Validity occurs when research findings are accurate.
Reliability occurs when researchers perform an experiment and receive the same results each time.
Researchers who focus on individual interactions among one another.
Researchers use this type of research to focus on understanding a problem rather than using a specific type of method.
Quantitative research that involves using questionnaires to obtain data from their sample population.
A short summary of the article highlighting the most important details.
A characteristic of the survey population that can be observed.
Variables that can influence or change the outcome of a study.
Variables that exist but do not affect the outcomes of a study.
Research topics that include issues that are related to women's rights and oppression.
When no significant difference is found between groups that are being studies you have a null hypothesis.
The purpose statement states clear and specific reasons for the study to be completed.
Quantitative Purpose Statement
The quantitative purpose statement lists everyone who participated in the study, where the study took place, and the variables that were found from the study.
Mixed Methods Purpose Statement
The mixed methods purpose statement lists the specific reasons for conducting qualitative and quantitative in the same study.
Quantitative Research Questions
Questions that are used in survey studies to find out the variables in each study.
A quantitative hypothesis is the prediction the researcher will make about how the variables in the study will affect the results.
A hypothesis the researcher makes based on his research of the topic.
A hypothesis that is made with the outcomes being unknown based on the researchers past research.
The statement or reason the researcher wants to conduct the study.
Mixed Methods Research Question
This question will be completed at the end of your study based on mixing quantitative and qualitative methods.
Survey Design allows the researcher to study a sample of the population and provide a quantitative or numerical description.
Experimental Design controls all factors and tests the impact of an intervention.
Random sample is when all participants have an equal opportunity to be selected to participate in the study.
The confidence interval is the positive or negative figure that represents how close your sample population is to your entire population.
When participants do not respond on a survey you will have response bias that could negatively or positively affect the outcome of your study.
The people who participate in your study are called participants.
A quasi-experiment is when the researcher has control over who the participants in their study are and are not randomly selected.
When participants are randomly selected to participate in a group study you will have a true experiment.
Observing a single individual over a given period of time is a single-subject design.
External Validity Threats
Any outside factors that could affect the outcome of the study are considered an external validity threat.
After the study has been collected the final step the researcher will do is interpret the results to answer their research question.
In a natural setting a researcher will conduct all their research where the participants work.
Multiple Sources of Data
Multiple sources of data is used during a qualitative study and usually consists of a variety forms of collecting data.
In a holistic account the researcher focuses on the big picture and then addresses the factors that contribute to the whole picture.
A gatekeeper is someone who grants you permission to conduct research at their facility.
When there is no longer any new insights to what you are researching then that subject is saturated and no longer requires you to collect data.
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