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Which aspect of a study is monitored for influence from other variables?

Group of answer choicescontrol group

dependent variable

independent variable

dichotomous variable

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A sociologist used the 2016 General Social Survey to determine the effect of educational attainment on one’s self-reported happiness. This is an example of a ______ design.

Group of answer choicescross-sectional

repeated cross-sectional

trend

panel

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What is a primary deviance?

Group of answer choicesacts that lead to public sanction

acts that occur in response to public sanction

deviance that is the result of nature

deviance that is the result of nurture

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A team of researchers interviewed married couples about strain after the birth of their first child. They discovered that most participants reported that they did not experience any stress on their relationship after their first child. The researchers concluded that strain in marriage is not caused by the birth of children. This conclusion is an example of the ______ fallacy.

Group of answer choicesindividualistic

control

ecological

reductionist

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The intake of fatty foods contributes to a rise in cholesterol levels. This is an example of a(n) ______.

Group of answer choicescontrol group

neutral association

positive association

negative association

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Which aspect of a study is monitored for its influence or effect on the subject being tested?

Group of answer choicescontrol group

dependent variable

independent variable

dichotomous variable

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When people refrain from deviant acts to avoid further punishment for such acts they are practicing ______ deterrence.

Group of answer choicessymbolic

labeling

conflict

specific

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After data have been collected, researchers sometimes find patterns that are unexpected, but nonetheless surprising and exciting. What are these types of patterns known as?

Group of answer choicesemperical

inductive

descriptive

serendipitous

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Economic research found that City A had a significantly higher median income than City B. Is it correct to assume that an individual selected for a survey of City A will have a higher income than an individual selected from City B?

Group of answer choicesyes, due to sample generalizability

no, due to cross-population generalizability

yes, due to reductionism

no, due to an ecological fallacy

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A cohort has which of the following characteristics?

Group of answer choiceslack of informed consent

common starting point

common values or beliefs

selection from a demographic subgroup

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A legitimate social research question is feasible and scientifically relevant.

Group of answer choicesTrue

False

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Descriptive research starts with data and proceeds only to the stage of making empirical generalizations; it does not generate entire theories.

Group of answer choicesTrue

False

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An example of a cohort study would be to conduct a survey of people born in the 1950s at one point in time.

Group of answer choicesTrue

False

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Temporal Considerations in Social Research

Group of answer choicescross-sectional research

[ Choose ] collects data at a single point in time collects data from people who share a common starting point at multiple points in time collects data from the same individuals at multiple points in time collects data from different samples of the same population at multiple points in time

panel study

[ Choose ] collects data at a single point in time collects data from people who share a common starting point at multiple points in time collects data from the same individuals at multiple points in time collects data from different samples of the same population at multiple points in time

repeated cross-sectional research

[ Choose ] collects data at a single point in time collects data from people who share a common starting point at multiple points in time collects data from the same individuals at multiple points in time collects data from different samples of the same population at multiple points in time

cohort study

[ Choose ] collects data at a single point in time collects data from people who share a common starting point at multiple points in time collects data from the same individuals at multiple points in time collects data from different samples of the same population at multiple points in time

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Research Strategies (Note: Answers from Group B will only be used once.)

Group of answer choicesBegins with theory

[ Choose ] Descriptive research Deductive research Inductive research Longitudinal research

Begins with theory but stops with empirical generalizations

[ Choose ] Descriptive research Deductive research Inductive research Longitudinal research

Builds from data to theory

[ Choose ] Descriptive research Deductive research Inductive research Longitudinal research

Determines if change in the independent variable actually precedes change in the dependent variable

[ Choose ] Descriptive research Deductive research Inductive research Longitudinal research

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