Review of all things methods related teachers key

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Review of all things methods related teachers key

  1. 1. Teachers KeyName: _________________________ Date: _____________________ Review All of all things Methods RelatedTask: Answer the questions to the best of your ability.1)A true or genuine picture of what something is like.2)Time; money; requirements of funding bodies; researcher’s personal skills or characteristics; thenature of the subject matter or group being studied.3)(a) True; (b) false.4) Legal Issues(1), Ethics (2) & Problems of Access(3):1.Access to classrooms is restricted; classrooms are controlled environments, in terms ofbehaviour, dress, layout etc2.Young people may find it harder to understand or respond to questions; the way in whichor extent to which young people may be questioned can be limited; they may be wary ofbeing frank with adults of higher status; they may be particularly susceptible to peerpressure.3.Heads or governors may refuse permission to access the school; areas of school lifemay be ‘off limits’ to researchers; teachers may not be cooperative; certain questions (egabout pupils’ views of teachers) may not be allowed.5)Environment (or situation); manipulate (or control); variables (or factors).6)True.7)(a) An independent variable is a factor that is altered by the researcher, in order to discover itseffects; (b) experimenter bias refers to the ways in which the researcher’s own views or behaviourmay influence the result of an experiment.8)It avoids artificiality; can be used to study past events; poses no ethical problems such as harmingor deceiving the subjects.9)Closed: respondents must choose their answer from a limited range of possible answers that theresearcher has decided upon in advance. Open: respondents are free to give whatever answer theywish.10)An aim is a statement of what the researcher intends to investigate or find out; a hypothesis is astatement of an explanation that is to be tested against evidence.11)A trial run carried out on a small sample before the actual survey to iron out problems, clarifyquestions, give interviewers practice etc.12)The process of defining a concept in such a way that it can be measured.

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