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May not be copied, scanned, or duplicated, in whole or in part. 1). This variable could have many more than two, perhaps even an infinite number, of categories. Scientists can use variables to describe the social world, just as you might use the variable “gender” to describe students in your research methods class. b STOP & THINK Notice that the crime rate is a variable characteristic of the United States because it can vary over time. Notice also that this variable could take on many, rather than just two, values.
Copyright 2011 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved. May not be copied, scanned, or duplicated, in whole or in part. 3 Ways of Knowing about the Weather This exercise is designed to compare three ways of knowing about the weather. Part 1: Knowledge from Authorities. The night before, see what the experts have to say about the weather for tomorrow by watching a television report, listening to a radio newscast, or checking online. Write what the experts said about tomorrow’s weather (including the temperature, the chances of precipitation, and the amount of wind).
All Rights Reserved. May not be copied, scanned, or duplicated, in whole or in part. 1 Examples of Applied Research Examples of Basic Research Here are just a few examples of applied research some of our graduates have done or are planning to do: Here are three more examples of basic research that former students and current colleagues have done: “When I worked for the Department of Children, Youth, and Their families, we conducted a survey of foster parents to see what they thought of foster care and the agency’s services.