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Chapter 1 Quiz Study Guide

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Chapter 1 Quiz Study Guide SOWK 310

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Chapter 1 Quiz Study Guide based off the text of Rubin, A., & Babbie, E. (2016). Essential research methods for social work (4th ed.).
Research Methods in Social Work
Dr. Paula Sheridan & Lisa Ibanez
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Date Created: 07/30/16
Chapter 1 Quiz Review: 1. According to the scientific method, all knowledge should be: D.) All of these - Provisional, Subject to refutation, based on evidence support 2. Our attempts to learn about the world we live in come from: E.) All of these - direct experience, tradition, direct, personal inquiry, authority 3. Safeguards against selective observation in science include: D.) All of these - Use of research design, colleagues, committing oneself ahead of time to make a specified number of observations 4. Scientific evidence should be based on: D.) All of these - observations gathered in ways that seek to reduce the influence or researcher biases, systematic and comprehensive observations, a large and diverse sample of observations 5. Which of the following statements is (are) true about the scientific method? C.) All knowledge is considered provisional 6. Which of the following statements is (are) true regarding entering your first job as a professional social worker? C.) You should keep in mind that knowledge based on tradition and authority could be wrong, and seek evidence that might support or challenge that knowledge. 7. Which of the following statements is (are) true regarding practice effectiveness? B.) Social work practice consists largely of interventions and procedures that have not yet received adequate testing. 8. Which of the following statements is true about research utilization and social work practice: D.) None of these 9. Which of the following statements is/are true about the need to critique research quality? C.) Social work practitioners need to understand research methods so they can discriminate strong from weak studies. 10. A family preservation program director helps design a study that evaluates the effectiveness of her program to keep children living with their abusive parents by providing the families with daily home visits by social workers. She expects the evaluation to show a dramatic reduction in reported child abuse incidents. Instead, the results show an increase in reported child abuse incidents. The director then concludes that the program was undoubtedly effective, reasoning that there really could not possibly have been an increase in actual abuse due to her program, just an increase in reportage of abuse due to closer monitoring in the daily home visits. The director is committing the error of B.) ex post facto hypothesizing. 11. A social worker invents a new therapy that brings her fame, fortune, and a large following of professional disciples. Two studies evaluate her new therapy. One is scientifically weak in its design, and concludes that her therapy is extremely effective. The other is scientifically very strong in its design, but concludes that her therapy is not effective at all. She writes a letter to the journal publishing both studies. In her letter she severely criticizes the design of the strong study (and therefore also criticizes the credibility of its findings), and she praises the design and findings of the weak study. B.) Ego-involvement in understanding 12. Assume that Professor Rodgers had studied only people aged 65 or older and found that they experienced increasing levels of happiness in the last 20 years. Suppose he had concluded that people under 65 years of age also experienced increasing levels of happiness during the same time period. He would have committed A.) the error of overgeneralization


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