##### Research Methods Final

Published data/ statistics

A) Public agency records

B) Non public agency record

C) New data

A

Many different uses

A) Public agency records

B) New data

A

Readily available

A) Published statistics

B) New data

A

Often in aggregate form

A) Published statistics

B) New data

A

Aggregated data, so we can not make assumptions about individuals

A) Published statistics

B) New data

A

Still have to consider reliability and validity

A) Published statistics

B) New data

A

Less expensive

A) Published statistics

B) New data

B

More control than previous methods

A) Published statistics

B) New data

B

Cooperation required

A) Published statistics

B) New data

B

Limited control

A) Published statistics

B) New data

B

Remember not everyone is into your research and may not want to work extra just for your sake

A) Published statistics

B) New data

B

Visible, surface content

A) Manifest

B) Latent

A

More objective

A) Manifest

B) Latent

A

Very reliable

A) Manifest

B) Latent

A

Ex: A Count of something

A) Manifest

B) Latent

A

Underlying meaning

A) Manifest

B) Latent

B

More subjective

A) Manifest

B) Latent

B

Interpretation of text or a photo

A) Manifest

B) Latent

B

Looking again at something previously coded

A) Test-retest

B) Interrater reliability

A

Coefficients can tell us how much agreement there was

A) Test-retest

B) Interrater reliability

B

use of social science research procedures to help officials evaluate alternative actions, choose among them, and formulate routine practices for implementing policy

A) problem analysis

B) process evaluation

A

uses social science research procedures to systematically assess the implementation and effectiveness of social intervention programs

A) problem analysis

B) process evaluation

B

Implementation

A) Output

B) Impact

A

Evaluation

A) Output

B) Impact

B

Actually produced

A) Output

B) Impact

A

What a policy is trying to achieve

A) Output

B) Impact

B

Shows us that two variables are indeed related or associated; not just due to chance

A) Statistical significance

B) Chi Square

A

Based on null hypothesis; compares what you have with what you expect

A) Statistical significance

B) Chi Square

B

T/F: Higher chi squares are better

A) True

B) False

A

Less than 1% you can _______ the null hypothesis

A) Reject

B) Accept

A