QUIZ #7 for Wednesday, Sept 19 (yes, a second Sept 19 quiz) 1. Some people think that the violent rhetoric of some radio talk show hosts causes political extremists to shoot politicians. The DEPENDENT VARIABLE is: a) Violent rhetoric b) Politicians getting shot c) Radio talk show hosts d) Political extremists e) Could be either c) or d) 2. IRB stands for: a) Internal Revenue Bureaucrats b) Independent Research Bureau c) It Really Blows d) Institutional Research Board e) Independent Review Bureau 3. The study of a culture from the participants point of view is called: a) Ethnography b) Ethnology c) Ethnocentrality d) Ethnolinguistics e) Ethnomethodology 4. Which of the following IS NOT a data source for "fieldwork" or qualitative methods? a) Experiments b) Interviews c) Hanging out in a bar and observing what happens d) An internet chatroom e) All could be data sources 5. What makes a THEORY different from an OPINION is that: a) Theories are supported by public opinion b) Theories are testable c) Theories are true, opinions are not d) All of the above are differences e) There are no significant differences 6. Which of the following IS NOT characteristic of a science? They are: a) Systematic b) Verifiable c) Replicable d) Observable e) All of the above to some extent 7. Which of the following IS NOT one of the ethical principles of the Belmont Report? a) Respect for subjects b) Beneficence c) Justice d) All of the above e) None of the above - The Belmont Report is about research methods 8. Which of the following IS NOT one of Kirk and Miller's "Four Stages of Research?" a) Getting in b) Discovery c) Ethical reflection d) Interpretation e) Getting out and getting even 9. I study job satisfaction among auto workers and they say they like their jobs. I conclude the workers are satisfied. My data accurately reflect their responses, and my statistical procedures are solid. Yet, the workers, dissatisfied, go out on strike a few months later. My erroneous conclusion is likely the result of: a) Type 1 Error: Ejecting null hypothesis when it's true b) Type 2 Error: Accepting a null hypothesis when it's false c) Type 3 Error: Asking the wrong questions d) Type 4 Error: Asking the wrong informants e) Type 5 Error: Sleeping through methods classes 10. The stability of observations over time is called: a) Diachronic reliability b) Synchronic reliability c) Chronological reliability d) Quixotic reliability e) Constructual reliability

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