AEPA: Data Collection & Analysis Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Dr. Nodd does a study in which she observes parents and their children interacting at home. She finds that the more supportive parents are, the less aggressive their children are. What conclusion can Dr. Nodd make?

Question 2 2. What are the two forms of archival research?

Question 3 3. By examining and recording the narcissist in their own environment, the researcher is using which technique?

Question 4 4. Which type of chart plots the relationship between dependent and independent variables?

Question 5 5. A group of researchers want to make sure that any results they find in a particular group of participants would also be true for other people, in other places, in studies with other researchers. If a study can do this, we can say that the study has a high level of _____.

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Question 6 6. When performing an archival study, you need

Question 7 7. Which one of the following coefficients indicates the strongest relationship between two variables while remaining within the possible range of correct calculations?

Question 8 8. A good example of secondary research is:

Question 9 9. 'In this study, we found that red pens caused graders to increase the number of errors' is a statement most likely from:

Question 10 10. A research study where the cause-effect conclusions are accurate, and there are no other possible explanations for the results, has a high level of _____ validity.

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Question 11 11. If a research study is so specific and strange that it does not have any real world application, we can say that the study has a low level of _____.

Question 12 12. Which type of chart compares data with relative percentages?

Question 13 13. Deductive reasoning experiments _____.

Question 14 14. Consider the studies listed below and indicate which one would most likely utilize archival research as its primary methodology.

Question 15 15. The results of an experiment indicate that owning pets reduces a participant's stress. Therefore, it is concluded that there is some type of relationship between stress levels and pet ownership. Which of the following best describes this type of reasoning?

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Question 16 16. An experiment begins with the researcher believing that couches cause an increase in laziness of participants. He then attempts to find participants with couches and determines their laziness level. Which of the following best describes this type of reasoning?

Question 17 17. Sarah was assigned a topic of study in her research methods class. She discovered that the topic has been studied numerous times by respected institutions. Sarah used complex statistics to sum up the effects of the studies conducted in the last 20 years. What kind of research did Sara engage in?

Question 18 18. Imagine you are looking at a graph that shows a correlational line moving from the bottom left corner of the graph to the upper right corner. Which correlation coefficient below would best represent the pattern of data while remaining within the possible range of correct calculations?

Question 19 19. Which axis is the horizontal axis?

Question 20 20. Inductive and deductive reasoning typically describes _____.

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Question 21 21. Which variable remains unaffected by the other variables of an experiment?

Question 22 22. A meta-analysis is a specific type of

Question 23 23. Surveys are done to understand

Question 24 24. The measure or assessment of consistency of scores across time or different contexts is called _____.

Question 25 25. George was asked by his administrator to provide some statistics for their school's enrollment trends. To do this, he accessed the last 50 years of enrollment data from the school and summarized the information into a concise report. What kind of research was George doing?

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Question 26 26. Which one of the following coefficients indicates that the two variables of interest move in opposite directions while remaining within the possible range of correct calculations?

Question 27 27. José wants to calculate a correlation; which of the following graphs should he use?

Question 28 28. 'As found by Researcher 1, 2, and 3, the results indicate a strong correlation between ice cream and murder' is an example of a statement from:

Question 29 29. A researcher needs to understand if a new type of antidepressant medication works when compared to people not taking it. This is an example of which kind of study?

Question 30 30. Which type of chart illustrates relationships between concepts or steps in a process?

AEPA: Data Collection & Analysis Chapter Exam Instructions

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