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* You are to answer each question in 500 words, 2 pages double spaced, in essay format.
* Attached are some power points used in class.
* Make sure that each question is a minimum of 500 words.
Here is the name of textbook used
The Basics of Social Research by Earl R. Babbie, Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing; 6th edition (2013), ISBN-10: 113359414X | ISBN-13: 978-1133594147.
Here are the questions
Final Exam Study Questions
1. Rose is the director of City A’s Workforce Development Center. She is asked to design a research to examine the effectiveness of the City’s reemployment training program whether unemployed persons would get reemployed after completion of the program. Rose is not a methodologist. She asks for your help. Please explain to her what internal validity is and at least three issues (e.g., statistical regression) that may threat the internal validity of her research as well as how to effectively control such threats.
2. Rose is the director of City A’s Workforce Development Center. She is asked to design a research to examine the effectiveness of the City’s reemployment training program whether unemployed persons would get reemployed after completion of the program. Rose is not a methodologist. She wants to know what external validity is and how to enhance the external validity of her research.
3. You are hired by the City Finance Department to conduct a citizen survey to identify budget priorities. The Department Director needs your advice about the merits and limitations of survey research as well as related issues, such as questionnaire design and sampling, which should be carefully addressed.
4. Describe with examples one probability and one non-probability sampling techniques and discuss their advantages and disadvantages.
5. Suppose you want to interview the mayor of San Bernardino about the City’s bankruptcy. Please describe your plan of conducting the interview and discuss the ethical and political issues that should be carefully addressed.
6. City B is discussing the possibility of raising 1% sales tax for economic development purpose. The City Council wants to know how likely the citizens would accept the idea. You are hired as a researcher to conduct a citizen survey. Please inform the Council at least two probability sampling techniques that are appropriate for the study and how to implement the techniques in the context of the City (you may contextualize the city for your discussion).
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