For instance during our tests across 16 different markets and years of data the range for the RSI 5 was Clearly a direct level comparison between two RSIs of different look back periods is not suitable. To overcome this challenge we identified the range for each RSI across all different look back periods tested.
Bibliography Glossary of Research Terms This glossary is intended to assist you in understanding commonly used terms and concepts when reading, interpreting, and evaluating scholarly research in the social sciences. Also included are general words and phrases defined within the context of how they apply to research in the social and behavioral sciences.
Acculturation -- refers to the process of adapting to another culture, particularly in reference to blending in with the majority population [e. However, acculturation also implies that both cultures add something to one another, but still remain distinct groups unto themselves.
Accuracy -- a term used in survey research to refer to the match between the target population and the sample. Affective Measures -- procedures or devices used to obtain quantified descriptions of an individual's feelings, emotional states, or dispositions. Aggregate -- a total created from smaller units.
For instance, the population of a county is an aggregate of the populations of the cities, rural areas, etc.
As a verb, it refers to total data from smaller units into a large unit. Anonymity -- a research condition in which no one, including the researcher, knows the identities of research participants. Baseline -- a control measurement carried out before an experimental treatment.
Behaviorism -- school of psychological thought concerned with the observable, tangible, objective facts of behavior, rather than with subjective phenomena such as thoughts, emotions, or impulses.
Contemporary behaviorism also emphasizes the study of mental states such as feelings and fantasies to the extent that they can be directly observed and measured.
Beliefs -- ideas, doctrines, tenets, etc. Benchmarking -- systematically measuring and comparing the operations and outcomes of organizations, systems, processes, etc. Bias -- a loss of balance and accuracy in the use of research methods.
It can appear in research via the sampling frame, random sampling, or non-response.
It can also occur at other stages in research, such as while interviewing, in the design of questions, or in the way data are analyzed and presented. Bias means that the research findings will not be representative of, or generalizable to, a wider population.
Case Study -- the collection and presentation of detailed information about a particular participant or small group, frequently including data derived from the subjects themselves. Causal Hypothesis -- a statement hypothesizing that the independent variable affects the dependent variable in some way.
Causal Relationship -- the relationship established that shows that an independent variable, and nothing else, causes a change in a dependent variable. It also establishes how much of a change is shown in the dependent variable.
Causality -- the relation between cause and effect. Central Tendency -- any way of describing or characterizing typical, average, or common values in some distribution. Chi-square Analysis -- a common non-parametric statistical test which compares an expected proportion or ratio to an actual proportion or ratio.
Claim -- a statement, similar to a hypothesis, which is made in response to the research question and that is affirmed with evidence based on research.
Classification -- ordering of related phenomena into categories, groups, or systems according to characteristics or attributes.
Cluster Analysis -- a method of statistical analysis where data that share a common trait are grouped together. The data is collected in a way that allows the data collector to group data according to certain characteristics.
Cohort Analysis -- group by group analytic treatment of individuals having a statistical factor in common to each group. Group members share a particular characteristic [e. Confidentiality -- a research condition in which no one except the researcher s knows the identities of the participants in a study.
It refers to the treatment of information that a participant has disclosed to the researcher in a relationship of trust and with the expectation that it will not be revealed to others in ways that violate the original consent agreement, unless permission is granted by the participant.
Confirmability Objectivity -- the findings of the study could be confirmed by another person conducting the same study. Construct -- refers to any of the following:Publishing Your Research - The website provides a series of 10 video episodes by the American Chemical Society that address all aspects of writing a journal article for submission and tips on how to improve your writing.
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Computational detection and understanding of empathy is an important factor in advancing human-computer interaction.
Yet to date, textbased empathy prediction has the following major limitations: It underestimates the psychological complexity of the phenomenon, adheres to a weak notion of ground truth where empathic states are ascribed by third parties, and lacks a shared corpus.
Traditional scientific communication directly threatens the quality of scientific research. Today’s system is unreliable — or worse!
Our system of scholarly publishing reliably gives the highest status to research that is most likely to be wrong. Data availability and validity are key elements to consider when selecting appropriate quality and resource use measures.
It is also important to understand how measures are designed and constructed, how risk adjustment is performed, and how measure developers and endorsers are involved.
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