Research Literacy for Massage Therapists Quiz

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1. Student name (as you would have it on your certificate/transcript):
2. We will not send a certificate of completion or an updated transcript unless we can confirm that someone paid for this course. Please tell us who paid for it, if it was you, enter your name. If it was someone else, please enter the name of the person (or the business name) that paid for you.
3. Please enter the email address you would like us to send your certificate of completion to.
4. Your complete physical address (Street, City, State, Zip Code). This is a requirement of the NCBTMB for your transcript. We will not mail you anything or share the address with anyone. This can be a business address or PO Box.
5. Please enter your massage license number. If you do not have one, you may enter your NCBTMB certification number or just enter the number 0.
6. Research can also be a report or review that is not designed to create new information or insight but to _____________ existing information.
7. According to the text, what is the scientific method?
8. According to the text, how many steps are there in the scientific method?
9. ________ 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.
10. A hypothesis is a ____________, which is just a fancy way of saying an opinion or conclusion formed on the basis of incomplete information
11. 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.
12. A statistical hypothesis is a conjecture about some ____________.
13. What does the word “efficacy” mean?
14. According to the text, how many steps are there in the research process?
15. 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.
16. What is an “Impact factor”?
17. The size of the study is very important in determining _________ .
18. A case-control study is an example of what type of scientific research design?
19. In science, correlation does not prove __________.
20. Credible studies welcome question, debate and _______.
21. Science articles that use words like “link, correlation, risk, and association” in the headline may be guilty of what?
22. Which of the following is an example of something you find in “bad research”?
23. ____________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.
24. Research can be a search for individual _____ or ____.

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