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Clinical Research of Abnormal Psychology Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. 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 2 2.

'Based on our correlation, we can determine that excess sugar causes people to be overweight'

What is wrong with this statement?

Question 3 3. 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?

Question 4 4. 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 5 5. 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?

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Question 6 6. In an experiment, a researcher is attempting to demonstrate _________________.

Question 7 7. Which of the following studies would require qualitative research?

Question 8 8. Which of the following is NOT a reason to perform a case study?

Question 9 9. 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 10 10. The fact that individuals making higher incomes frequently have more years of schooling is an example of a/an _____.

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Question 11 11. Why are case studies NOT always the best approach when doing clinical research?

Question 12 12. _____ is the study of abnormal behaviors, feelings, and thoughts, which are often divided into psychological disorders.

Question 13 13. A control group is _____.

Question 14 14. To ensure you effectively answer a research question, you must start with _____.

Question 15 15. A control group has which of the following characteristics compared to an experimental group?

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Question 16 16. What do correlational studies show?

Question 17 17. What is a case study?

Question 18 18. What is the purpose of clinical research?

Question 19 19. 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 20 20. Which of the following describes a positive correlation?

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Question 21 21. Theresa is studying the relationship between the amount of hours studied and grade point average. A subject's previous familiarity with the material being studied would be an example of which of the following?

Question 22 22. 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 23 23. Which of the following best explains why it is important to use random selection?

Question 24 24. Carrie is studying which teaching method is best. She chooses classrooms to use in her study by drawing names out of a hat. But when she assigns method to each of the classes, she makes the decision in a non-random way. Which of the following best describes Carrie's actions?

Question 25 25. If two variables are correlated, then we can say that the variables have _____.

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Question 26 26. In Solomon Asch's study, he wanted to study the phenomenon of the participant's social desire to _________________.

Question 27 27. Which of the following would be the best example of a case study?

Question 28 28. What is the difference between correlation and causation?

Question 29 29. Subjects that receive an experimental treatment are part of the _____.

Question 30 30. 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?

Clinical Research of Abnormal Psychology Chapter Exam Instructions

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