Analyzing & Interpreting Social Science Inquiry Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. 'In this study, we found that red pens caused graders to increase the number of errors' is a statement most likely from:

Question 2 2. A hypothesis is:

Question 3 3. Inductive and deductive reasoning typically describes _____.

Question 4 4. 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 5 5. 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 _____.

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Question 6 6. Inductive reasoning experiments _____.

Question 7 7. Why are hypotheses paired with null hypotheses?

Question 8 8. Starting off with a research question provides a researcher with:

Question 9 9. A good example of secondary research is:

Question 10 10. Which of the following has NOT been operationalized?

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Question 11 11. A researcher performed a study in which she concluded that children who have parents who read to them at home have better reading skills at school. However, she only included children in the top reading level at school, and no children who have trouble reading. Because she only included one group, and not all groups of children, her study probably has a low level of _____.

Question 12 12. 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.

Question 13 13. By examining and recording the narcissist in their own environment, the researcher is using which technique?

Question 14 14. 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 15 15. Jane wants to study the effect of running on a person's weight. Jane's hypothesis is as follows: The longer the distance a person runs each day, the lower that person's weight will be. Which of the following would be the null hypothesis in this study?

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Question 16 16. 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 17 17. 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?

Question 18 18. 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 19 19. What are some important characteristics of a good primary source of research?

Question 20 20. 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 21 21. When performing an archival study, you need

Question 22 22. Which of the following is a significant problem with secondary research?

Question 23 23. José wants to calculate a correlation; which of the following graphs should he use?

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

Question 25 25. Deductive reasoning experiments _____.

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Question 26 26. A meta-analysis is a specific type of

Question 27 27. '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 28 28. Surveys are done to understand

Question 29 29. Which one of the following coefficients indicates the strongest relationship between two variables while remaining within the possible range of correct calculations?

Question 30 30. 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?

Analyzing & Interpreting Social Science Inquiry Chapter Exam Instructions

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