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Chapter Twenty-three: Research Methods 1. Relativism refers to the belief that there is no ultimate truth. a. *TRUE b. FALSE 2. Some theories can be tested directly whereas others have to be translated into observable ideas first. a. TRUE b. *FALSE 3. Operationalization refers to rules or guidelines that sociologists follow in order to be a scientific as possible. a. TRUE b. *FALSE 4. Independent variables are roughly equivalent to causes. a. *TRUE b. FALSE 5. Face validity refers to the meaning that a non-sociologist would give to a sociological variable such as social class. a. TRUE b. *FALSE 6. When an indicator of one concept performs well against indicators that measure other related concepts, it has content validity. a. TRUE b. *FALSE 7. Reliability refers to the level of consistency of a measurement process. a. *TRUE b. FALSE 8. The notions of validity and reliability are more salient in quantitative than qualitative sociological research. a. *TRUE b. FALSE 9. Biases are the unintentional mistakes that creep into research by accident. a. TRUE b. *FALSE 10. The main advantages of experiments are a controlled research environment and variable manipulation. a. *TRUE
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tfch23 - Chapter Twenty-three: Research Methods 1....

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