Using your text, Understanding Research Methods (topics 1 through 8), answer the following questions:

  1. What is the goal of research in the social sciences?
  2. How is theory defined?
  3. What is the difference between induction and deduction? Do researchers use induction or deduction to derive a hypothesis from a theory?
  4. What is the purpose of a non-experimental study? Are treatments given in non-experimental studies?
  5. In what type of study is random assignment used?
  6. Define causal-comparative research. Is it a type of experiment?
  7. Describe correlational research.
  8. Explain the difference between quantitative and qualitative research

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