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Research Methods in Special Education Final Exam

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Question 1 1. Peter is doing an experiment on math ability. He asks for volunteers and only people who are very confident in their math ability volunteer. This is an example of what type of extraneous variable?

Question 2 2. Nikki is doing an experiment to see if eating breakfast helps people focus. If Nikki tests some kids in a noisy classroom and some in a quiet classroom, what type of extraneous variable is she demonstrating?

Question 3 3. Jillian believes that women are better at science than men. She gives a group of subjects a science test and then grades the women's test easier than the men's. This is an example of what type of bias?

Question 4 4. This type of variable is related to an independent variable and might affect the outcome of a study.

Question 5 5. The t-value is supposed to be _____.

Question 6 6. What is the accepted p-value that makes a hypothesis statistically significant?

Question 7 7. The purpose of research is to _____.

Question 8 8. Inferential statistics are important to a study because they allow researchers to _____.

Question 9 9. Amanda is trying to put a sample together for her study. Her colleague, Mary, suggests that Amanda use systematic sampling. Which of the following methods could Amanda use to ensure that she is creating a systematic random sample?

Question 10 10. The group of subjects in a research study is referred to as the _____.

Question 11 11. Which of the following accurately describes the sampling frame in a research study?

Question 12 12. The group of people that a researcher is interested in is referred to as the _____.

Question 13 13. After performing an initial run of his clinical trial, Juan thinks he has found the reason behind why a number of participants were experiencing a specific side effect from a medication. However, Juan knows that he needs to run more iterations of his trial to ensure this wasn't just a fluke. This is known as which of the following aspects of creating high quality research?

Question 14 14. What is the most important first step when planning a research paper?

Question 15 15. Select the answer which lists the sections of an APA research study in the correct order:

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