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Scope and Methods – Review of Chapters (8, 9, 10) Chapter 8: 1. What is an episodic record? Please provide examples. 2. What is a running record? Please provide examples. What are some benefits of using running records over episodic records? 3. When do researchers typically use content analysis? What are the four questions a researcher must answer when doing content analysis? 4. When doing content analysis, what is intercoder reliability? What are the limits of doing content analysis? 5. What are the pros and cons of using secondary data, or the written record? Chapter 9: 1. What is the difference between a population and a sample? What are the three elements of a sample? 2. Discuss the relationship between sampling bias and statistical inference. 3. What are probability samples? What is a simple random sample? 4. What is the difference between a systematic sample and a stratified sample?
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Unformatted text preview: 5. What are four types of nonprobability samples? 6. Why is more sampling better and why are larger samples better? Discuss in terms of statistical inference, expected value, and standard error. Chapter 10: 1. What are the pros and cons of conducting elite interviews? 2. When conducting survey research you need to avoid certain types of questions. What are three types of questions you as a research need to avoid? 3. What is the difference between typical survey question and a push-poll question? 4. Compare and contrast open-ended with close-ended questions. 5. Why is question order important to consider when conducting survey research? What is a branching question? What is a filter question? 6. Compare and contrast mailed surveys with telephone surveys. 7. What are some checks on survey research?...
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