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Use the research report provided with the exam to answer the following questions. Some questions ask you to identify basic elements of research, while others call for you to evaluate the study based upon the research concepts and techniques you have learned. Whenever possible, use the language from the research report rather than trying to paraphrase it. 1) First, look at the organization sponsoring the research and problem addressed by the study. a. Considering the sponsoring organization and the problem, do you think there is any potential bias associated with the research? If so, would it tend toward increasing the likelihood of Type I error (i.e., a "false positive") or Type II error (a "false negative")? Explain your rationale. (4 pts.) Yes. [1 point]_________________________________________________________ It would be Type I error/or False positive [1 point] because Miller Brewing Company sponsored this research. Finding out there is a relationship between drinking and economic success may increas the sales. [2 points]_______________________________________ 2) Next, look at the way the research is conceptualized, to understand the theory proposed by the researchers. a. What is the conceptual hypothesis being evaluated in this research? (4 pts.) D rinking enhances social capital, which leads to economic success.__________ [1 point for each of the three variables; 1 point for correct description of the relationship] b. Construct a causal diagram to illustrate the basic conceptual relationship(s) being investigated in this research study. (3 pts.) Drinking----- Social Capital--------- Economic success [1 point for each of the three variables; 1 point for correct description of the relationship] c. What is the conceptual independent variable? (4 pts.) _ Drinking [4 points] ________________________________________________________ d. What is the conceptual dependent variable? (4 pts.) _Economic success [4 points]_________________________________________________ e. Is there an intervening/mediating variable, conceptually? If so, what is it? (4 pts.) _Yes, there is a intervening variable [1 point]. It is social capital [3 points]______________ f. Is there a conditional/moderating variable, conceptually? If so, what is it? (4 pts.)
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_No_[4 points]______________________________________________________________ g. What is the unit of analysis for conducting the evaluation of the theory? (4 pts.) _Individuals_[4 points]_______________________________________________________ 3) Now consider how the theory is
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