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1

What 2 things will an abstract tell you?

-- Short summary
-- Overview of methods and results

2

What is the purpose of the "Introduction" section?

background and purpose

3

What is the purpose of the "Methods" section?

explain project's study design

4

What is the purpose of the "Results" section?

summary of sameple/groups and outcomes

5

What is the purpose of the "Discussion" section?

gives limitation of the study

6

What section in a research article will identify gaps in literature?

introduction

7

What section in a research article will describe the sample size?

methods

8

What section in a research article explain procedures and outcome?

methods

9

What section in a research article will identify statistical analysis?

methods

10

What section in a research article will tables and figures be found in?

results

11

What section in a research article will compare/contrast to other studies?

discussion

12

What section in a research article will establish whether the authors have considered work of others?

references

13

What are the 2 types of validity?

internal and external

14

What type of validity is related to the presence of extraneous variables and bias?

internal validity

15

something that you don't account for that could affect your results/study.

cofounder

16

What type of validity is generalizable to other groups of people, settings, or interventions?

external validity

17

What is the difference between bias and random error?

-- Bias is a systematic error in measurement

-- randon error occurs by chance

18

What does excessive bias mean in a study?

the results of the study are not trustworthy

19

What are the 5% and 20% attrition rule, and what do they mean?

<5% attrition probably doesn't create bias

>20% probably does