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Construct

refers to something that exist theoretically but is not directly observable

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Construct

a concept developed for describing relations among phenomenon or for research purposes

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Construct

A theoretical definition in which concepts are defined in terms of other con-cepts.

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Data

factual information (as measurement or statistic) used as basis for reasoning, discussion, or calculation

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Hypothesis

tentative explanation based on theory to predict a casual relationship between variables

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Hypothesis

a wise guess

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Measurements

process of obtaining a numerical description of the extent to which persons, organization or thing possess specified evaluation

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Models

representation of objects, principles, processes, or ideas often used for imitation or emulation

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Participants

individuals whose physiological and/or behavioral characteristics and responses are the objects of studies in a research problem

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Population

this is the target group under investigation

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Population

Entirety of the group respondents under consideration

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Sample

The population researched in a particular study.

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Sample

always from population

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Sample

representatives of groups of people to whom results will be generalized or transferred

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Questionnaire

structured sets of questions on specified subjects that are used to gather information, attitudes, or opinions

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Reliability

degree to which a measure yields consistent results

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Reliability

If measuring instrument is reliable then administering it to similar groups would yield similar results

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Theory

general explanation about a specific behavior or set of events that is based on known principles, serves to organize related events in a meaningful way

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Theory

It is not as specific as hypothesis

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Triangulation

multimethod or pluralistic approach using different methods in order to focus on the research topic from different viewpoints

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Triangulation

Used to check validity of findings from any one method

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Units of Analysis

basic observable entity or phenomenon being analyzed by a study for which data are collected in the form of varibales

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Validity

degree to to which a study accurately reflects or assesses the specific concept that the researcher is attempting to measure

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Variable

any characteristics or trait that can vary from one person to another or for one person over time

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FACTORS in writing a research title

  1. Background of the researchers

  2. Observed problem

  3. research gap

  4. methodology

  5. respondents

  6. locale contribution

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CHARACTERISTICS in writing a research title

  1. engaging

  2. succinct

  3. grammatically correct

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STRUCTURE in writing a research title

  1. Research goals

  2. Variables (independent & dependent)

  3. Locale

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Goal

target of the study

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Independent variable

constant, topic/issue

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Independent variable

a variable that stands alone and isn't changed by the other variables you are trying to measure

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Dependent variable

affected by the independent variable

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Dependent variable

the variable that changes as a result of the independent variable manipulation.

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Locale

place of conduction

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Research

careful and detailed study into a specific problem, concern, or issue using the scientific method

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Research

used to communicate discussions and present corresponding findings for variables studied

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TONE used in Language of Research

academic, persuasive

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Hypothesis

A  tentative explanation based on theory to predict a causal relationship between variables.

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