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    Question 1:
    A researcher assumes that there is a correlation between the happiness of people and the welfare of the state they live in. How would you investigate this hypothesis? How would you measure the central theoretical concepts? Assuming there is no secondary data you could access, how would you collect your data in this specific case? What kind of analysis would you perform? Just state some of the main points of the research process you would go through to investigate this particular hypothesis.

    Question 2:
    A doctor wants to assess his effectiveness to cure people. He asks his patients to fill out a small questionnaire before his consult. The questionnaire contains questions on the happiness and health of patients. Then, a week after the consult, he calls his patients by phone and asks them to fill out the same questionnaire again. To the doctor’s satisfaction, on average the happiness and health increased dramatically in one week time. He concludes that he is very effective in curing people.
    Question: As a researcher, point out at least two problems of the way the doctor assesses the effectiveness of his consult

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    How would you investigate this hypothesis?
    How would you measure the central theoretical concepts?
    How would you collect your data in this specific case?
    What kind of analysis would you perform?

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