Developing valid knowledge about how society is organized does not tell us how society ______.
A social scientist who conducts research on youth violence after first volunteering in an organization dealing with at-risk youth may be said to have ______ motivations.
Research in which social events of only one time period in the past are studied is known as ______.
When we want to understand the direct relationship between two or more things, we are using which type of research?
Analysis of data collected by someone other than the researcher is known as ______.
When we conclude what we have observed or what we know to be true for some cases is true for all cases, we have committed this error in reasoning.
Researchers with a belief that an objective reality exists apart from the perceptions of those who observe it, are conducting research with this philosophy.
Both explanatory and evaluation research studies are concerned with the causes and effects of social phenomena. The difference between them is that evaluation research focuses on the ______.
The belief that there is an empirical reality but that our understanding of it is limited by its complexity and by the biases and other limitations of researchers is known as ______.
When we prematurely jump to conclusions, we are using ______.
A researcher believes girls are more preoccupied with the way they dress than boys. Due to this assumption, he focuses his observations only on girls and their interactions with their friends, neglecting how boys present themselves to others. This is an example of ______.
Research with a focus on women’s lives that often includes an orientation to personal experience, subjective orientations, the researcher’s standpoint, and emotions is ______.
If a social service agency seeks better assessment of youth violence so they can identify needs and allocate responsibility among agencies that can meet those needs, we would say that they have ______ motivations to do research.
Methods such as surveys and experiments that record variation in social life in terms of Categories that vary in amount are ______.
Explain the differences between quantitative and qualitative research methods. Be sure to address the types of data collection commonly used and the areas of research to which they could be applied.
Exploratory research is generally concerned with:
Which of the following is not a standard motivation for criminological research?
Which of the following best describes an example of descriptive research about youth gang members?
Which of the following is not an example of qualitative research methods?
Not questioning your professors about the accuracy of their statements could be an example of:
A researcher uses three different research methods to study a research question. This is an example of:
Examining the effect of a drug court program on offenders’ drug use is an example of:
In order to study the effect of television on an audience, a student watches old TV shows and compares them to new ones. This is an example of:
Which of the following is not true?
Which of the following is an example of quantitative research methods?
Research shows that most criminals are poor. Many people think, therefore, that most poor people are criminals. This is an example of:
A criminal justice student and volunteer for Big Brothers/Big Sisters is about to conduct a study of at-risk youth. She is most likely working from:
A school board member feels that delinquent youths lack access to services that might help them, so he conducts a study to identify what is available and what areas need more attention. This study is mostly driven by:
Studying the relationship between teenage abuse of animals and later perpetration of domestic violence is an example of:
Briefly describe at least four different types of social research methods and identify a research project that might be explored for each one.