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What is kinesiology?

The study of human movement and action

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What are the five characteristics of research?

-Systematic
-Logical
-Empirical
-Reductive
-Replicable

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What is the systematic character of research?

Problems, methods, data analysis, interpretations, and conclusions

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What is the logical characteristic of research?

Others can evaluate conclusions (does it make sense?)

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What is the empirical characteristic of research?

Conclusions based on data

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What is the reductive characteristic of research?

Data used to establish general relationships

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What is the replicable characteristic of research?

Research process is recorded and others can repeat or build off of that research

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What are the four steps to scientific method?

1 develop the problem
2 formulate hypothesis
3 gather data
4 analyze/interpret results

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What is internal validity?

Extent to which the results can be attributed to the treatments used in the study

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What is external validity?

Generalizability of a study or experiment

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What are the three types of research design?

Qualitative
Quantitative
Mixed methods

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What is Quantitative research

For theory testing, describing status on variables and looking at relationships among variables (greater number of participants)

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What is Qualitative Research?

For exploring and understanding meanings ascribed by individuals or groups (smaller numbers of participants)

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What are mixed methods?

Combination of Quantitative and Qualitative research

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What are the four overlying worldviews?

-Postpositivism
-Constructivism
-Advocacy/Participatory
-Pragmatism

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What philosophical worldview is based on the notion of a single reality and the objective truth?

Postpositivism

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What philosophical worldview is based on the notion of multiple realities, and meanings as varied and multiple?

Constructivism

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What is the philosophical worldview of advocacy/participatory based on?

Notion that research needs to be intertwined with politics and political agenda

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What is the philosophical worldview of pragmatism based on?

Notion that research needs to be concerned with "What works" and solutions to problems

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What is the most common measure of central tendency?

The mean

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What measure is not affected by skewed data?

Median

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What is the most popular method of measure?

Mode

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What is movement?

Both a biological and social phenomenon