Clinical Research of Abnormal Psychology: Homework Help Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Marty cannot randomly assign subjects to his study because one of his variables is height. Which of the following would best describe Marty's study?

Question 2 2. What is the purpose of clinical research?

Question 3 3. To ensure you effectively answer a research question, you must start with _____.

Question 4 4. In an experiment, a researcher is attempting to demonstrate _________________.

Question 5 5. A study showing that patients with depression are more likely to live in urban areas but not necessarily that living in an urban area causes depression is an example of what?

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Question 6 6. If two variables are correlated, then we can say that the variables have _____.

Question 7 7. Gregg performs a research experiment and finds a perfect correlation between his variables. Based on his findings, which of the following would be the BEST next step for Gregg?

Question 8 8. Which of the following is a strength of case study research?

Question 9 9. Which of the following best explains why it is important to use random selection?

Question 10 10. Wanda conducts a study and finds that shoe sales and doll sales are negatively correlated. She is worried that some other variable is affecting her findings. Wanda is concerned about which of the following?

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Question 11 11. Which of the following describes a positive correlation?

Question 12 12. Why are case studies NOT always the best approach when doing clinical research?

Question 13 13. Anna uses a random number generator to decide which treatment to administer to each of her subjects. Which of the following is Anna demonstrating?

Question 14 14. How are causal studies different from correlational studies?

Question 15 15. Why do psychologists do clinical research?

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Question 16 16. Which of the following is NOT a reason to perform a case study?

Question 17 17. What is the difference between correlation and causation?

Question 18 18. Which of the following studies would require qualitative research?

Question 19 19. In Solomon Asch's study, he wanted to study the phenomenon of the participant's social desire to _________________.

Question 20 20. _____ is the study of abnormal behaviors, feelings, and thoughts, which are often divided into psychological disorders.

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Question 21 21. Which of the following would be the best example of a case study?

Question 22 22. Which of the following BEST completes the following sentence: Correlation research is mainly focused on _____.

Question 23 23. A control group is important for a researcher because it _____.

Question 24 24. Yolanda conducts a study and finds a positive correlation between alcohol consumption and irritability. She concludes that alcohol consumption causes irritability. Which of the following statement best explains why Yolanda is incorrect in her conclusion?

Question 25 25. Case studies:

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Question 26 26. Surya is doing a study. She sits at the entrance to the state fair and uses every fifth person that passes her in her study. Which of the following is Surya demonstrating?

Question 27 27. A control group is _____.

Question 28 28. If an experiment is not well controlled (for example, Asch did not have his fake participants say the correct thing or Tajfel told the participants that their groups were not important), then which of the following would best describe the results?

Question 29 29. Richard is performing a case study, but he doesn't record some possibly useful data because his personal opinions and preferences get in the way. This situation is an example of which of the following weaknesses for a case study?

Question 30 30. Anna only wants to create an experiment. She will therefore need to create a prediction, then decide what variables can be manipulated and measures, then do what?

Clinical Research of Abnormal Psychology: Homework Help Chapter Exam Instructions

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