Sociology Chapter 3 T & F

Replication of previous results is a necessary step for new research
False
There is both art and science involved in doing sociological research.
True
An advantage of doing participant observation research is that it is very easy fast
False
The findings that result from study of a larger sample will always be more generalizable than those from the study of a smaller sample.
False
It is possible for a variable to be reliable, but not valid, at the same time.
True
All sociological research methods are equally able to establish cause and effect.
False
In content analysis, the researcher does not study people directly.
True
When one person collects data and a second person uses their data, the second person is using primary data.
False
Open-ended questions are most likely to be analyzed qualitatively.
True
Sociological research, especially quantitative research, is always value-free or completely objective.
False
If every time a test is given the results are dramatically different, this is an indication that the test is not reliable.
True
Only concepts that may be observed directly are open to measurement.
False
All sociological research follows the model of hypothesis testing.
False
Sociologists avoid reading other studies of the same things they are studying so as not to bias their own research.
False
Any type of sociological method may be used to answer any type of research question.
False
Television call-in voting, and “man-on-the-street” interviews are examples of scientific research applied to ordinary settings.
False
Quantitative research is less structured than qualitative research.
False
Any information that is found published on the web may be trusted as a valid source for sociological research.
False
There are reasons that a sociologist may want to repeat or replicate a study previously done by someone else.
True
A low return rate for a survey is likely to result in findings that are not generalizable to the entire population.
True
The method best suited for determining cause and effect is the controlled experiment.
True
Quantitative research is based on direct observation.
False
Sociologists are not interested in historical research.
False
One disadvantage of participant observation is the risk of the researcher “going native.”
True
The discussion of the Tuskegee Syphilis Study illustrated the importance of research ethics.
True