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Unformatted text preview: Concepts-operationalized Scientific research-precise in observation Variables in hypothesis stated in ways explain exactly how to observe them Highly rewarding Anintrinsic reward Intrinsic reward Measurements: Validity-degree to which observation measures what it is supposed to measure Reliability-construct measured accurately-estimated by consistency, operationalized, highly precise, and measurable Explanations-causal Covering laws Theoretical statements of cause and effect Relevant to particular set of variables across situations Predictions about future events determine what will happen Variable Power over environment Scientific realism-believes in a real world of real things with true characteristics and casual effects No principles...
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This note was uploaded on 02/05/2011 for the course COMMUNICAT COMM taught by Professor Natalienelson-marsh during the Spring '09 term at Boise State.
- Spring '09