Theory of original research/Quiz

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The theory of original research is a lecture about original research, specifically addressing the theory behind it.

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A theory provides an explanatory framework for what?


True or False, A dominant group regarding original research differs from a control group in that it rules the treatment of the control group.



Complete the text:

From the

of the explanation follows a number of possible

that can be tested in order to provide support for, or challenge, the theory.


True or False, A control group may be used in the theory of original research to demonstrate no effect or a standard effect versus a novel effort applied to a treatment group.



Evidence that demonstrates that a model or idea for original research versus a control group is feasible is called a



True or False, Pure theory involves no doing apart from itself.



Complete the text:

A short or

realization of a certain

or idea to

a treament's feasibility is called a proof of



True or False, Pure theory of original research involves no doing apart from itself.



Complete the text:

A proof-of-concept structure, including a control group, consists of

, procedures, findings, and



True or False, The purpose of a treatment group is to describe natural processes or phenomena for the first time relative to a control group.



Complete the text:

Reliable knowledge is knowledge that has a high probablility of being

because its veracity has been justified by a



True or False, The purpose of a theory is to explain natural processes or phenomena.



Main source: Hypotheses
  1. Almost every empirical endeavor is original research until or unless an earlier written source is found to verify that it is not original.

See also[edit]


  1. "Hubble Revisits an Old Friend, In: Picture of the Week". ESA/Hubble. Retrieved 17 October 2011. 

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