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Health Studies
Joseph Bryant

HLTB10 2011 Exam notesChapter 1 General Research orientations Theory is an explanation of observed regularities or patternsDefinitions key terms operational definitions Descriptions of the phenomena of interestRelational statements connects two or more variables there are two types deterministic which means the two variables go together all of the timeand probabilisitiv which means the two variables go together with some degree of regularityfinding a case that does not fit the pattern does not lead to a rejection Deduction starts by coming up with a theory that seeks to explain a particular phenomenon and then deduces specific hypotheses from it that are tested with empirical data Inductive research theory is the outcome of research gathering and examining data relevant to the phenomenon being investigatedwhen this method is used data are gathered not to test a theory but to come up with the infor
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