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2. Research can be a search for individual _____ or ____.
3. Research can also be a report or review that is not designed to create new information or insight but to _____________ existing information.
4. According to the text, what is the scientific method?
5. According to the text, how many steps are there in the scientific method?
6. ________ occurs when a scientist or researcher has a preference for one outcome over another, and that leads to misinterpretation of data or sometimes just skipping the experiment and accepting the hypothesis for an explanation of a phenomenon.
7. A hypothesis is a ____________, which is just a fancy way of saying an opinion or conclusion formed on the basis of incomplete information
8. In order to be a valid scientific hypothesis it must be ___________, which is another fancy word that simply means it must be possible to proven or disproven.
9. A statistical hypothesis is a conjecture about some ____________.
10. What does the word “efficacy” mean?
11. According to the text, how many steps are there in the research process?
12. The method most commonly used to assess the quality of science is _________ and then publication in a reputable scientific journal as part of the scientific literature.
13. What is an “Impact factor”?
14. The size of the study is very important in determining _________ .
15. A case-control study is an example of what type of scientific research design?
16. In science, correlation does not prove __________.
17. Credible studies welcome question, debate and _______.
18. Science articles that use words like “link, correlation, risk, and association” in the headline may be guilty of what?
19. Which of the following is an example of something you find in “bad research”?
20. 19) ____________is often characterized by the use of vague, contradictory, exaggerated or unprovable claims, an over-reliance on confirmation rather than rigorous attempts at refutation, a lack of openness to evaluation by other experts, and a general absence of systematic processes to rationally develop theories.