Lecture 1 - What Research Is? And What It Isnt Research Is...

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1 What Research Is? And What It Isn’t … Research s Is based on the work of others s Can be replicated s Is generalizable to other settings s Is based on some logical rationale and tied to theory s Is doable s Generates new questions s Is an apolitical activity that should be undertaken for the betterment of society Bad Research? s Plagiarizing other people’s work s Falsifying data to prove a point s Misrepresenting information and misleading participants
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2 The Steps in the Research Process The Model of Scientific Inquiry wherein each step sets the stage for the next … The Steps in the Research Process s Asking the question s Identifying the important factors s Formulating a hypothesis s Collecting relevant information s Testing the hypothesis s Working with the hypothesis s Reconsidering the theory s Asking new questions The Steps in the Research Process s Formulating a hypothesis s Transforming the question into statements that express the relationships between variables s Posing a question in a testable form
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Lecture 1 - What Research Is? And What It Isnt Research Is...

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