Chapter 1 Lecture (2) - Research Methods: The Concise...

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Copyright Atomic Dog Publishing, 2005 Research Methods: Research Methods: The Concise Knowledge Base The Concise Knowledge Base William Trochim, Cornell University Slides to accompany textbook adapted for Atomic Dog Publishing Linda R. Delunas, PhD, RN Indiana University Northwest
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Copyright Atomic Dog Publishing, 2005 Part 1 Foundations Part 1 Foundations Chapter 1 Foundations
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Copyright Atomic Dog Publishing, 2005 Research Vocabulary Research Vocabulary Theoretical concerned with developing, exploring, or testing theories Empirical based on direct observations and measurements of reality Probabilistic inferences based on probabilities Causal interested in what leads to what (cause and effect)
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Copyright Atomic Dog Publishing, 2005 Types of Studies Types of Studies Descriptive: Descriptive: Relational: Relational: Causal: Causal: What is the opinion/attitude of a group of people? How is their opinion/attitude related to other characteristics? What factors affect (i.e., “cause”) their opinions?
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Time in Research Time in Research Cross-sectional: A study that takes place at a single point in time. Longitudinal:
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This note was uploaded on 02/11/2011 for the course CHFD 5110 taught by Professor Johnson during the Spring '11 term at University of Georgia Athens.

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Chapter 1 Lecture (2) - Research Methods: The Concise...

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