Research Literacy for Massage Therapists Quiz

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5) Research can also be a report or review that is not designed to create new information or insight but to _____________ existing information.
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6) According to the text, what is the scientific method?
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7) According to the text, how many steps are there in the scientific method?
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8) ________ 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.
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9) A hypothesis is a ____________, which is just a fancy way of saying an opinion or conclusion formed on the basis of incomplete information
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10) 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.
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11) A statistical hypothesis is a conjecture about some ____________.
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12) What does the word “efficacy” mean?
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13) According to the text, how many steps are there in the research process?
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14) 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.
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15) What is an “Impact factor”?
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16) The size of the study is very important in determining _________ .
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17) A case-control study is an example of what type of scientific research design?
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18) In science, correlation does not prove __________.
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19) Credible studies welcome question, debate and _______.
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20) Science articles that use words like “link, correlation, risk, and association” in the headline may be guilty of what?
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21) Which of the following is an example of something you find in “bad research”?
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22) ____________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.
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23) Research can be a search for individual _____ or ____.

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