Applied Social Research A Tool for the Human Services 9th International Edition by Duane R. Monette – Test Bank
Chapter 1: Research in the Human Services
- The notion that scientific research and human service practice are totally distinct enterprises is disappearing because:
- there really are no substantial differences between the two enterprises.
- there are strong parallels between the conduct of research and the conduct of practice.
- the goals of research and the goals of practice are the same.
- all of these answers are correct.
- The textbook emphasizes the and between social research and human service practice.
- One of the parallels between social research and human service practice that is mentioned in Chapter 1 is that:
- both use statistical tools.
- both seek the goal of description.
- both are based on observation.
- both are based on pilot studies.
- The motivation to define the human services as a scientific discipline has arisen from the effort to:
- replace scientific researchers with human service researchers.
- replace human service practitioners with behavioral scientists in the intervention process.
- clearly distinguish the boundaries between science and practice.
- enhance the accountability of the helping professions.
- As used in the social and behavioral sciences, the term “social research” includes all of the following EXCEPT:
- a systematic examination or reexamination of empirical data.
- a strategy for intervention that will be effective in alleviating the personal or social problems confronting a client.
- data collected by someone at first hand.
- data that concerns the social or psychological forces operating in a situation.
- When we say that social research is systematic, we mean that:
- all aspects of the research are carefully planned in advance and nothing is done in a casual fashion.
- there will be no bias or error in the research if it is done properly.
- it will accomplish the explanatory goals of science.
- it focuses on basic research rather than applied research.
- “Empirical” data are based on:
- thoughts and ideas.
- sensory experiences.
- All of the following are goals of research described in the text EXCEPT:
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