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Data Collection in Psychological Research Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. I am looking into how strongly people believe the world will end in 2100. The best way of gathering data would be:

Question 2 2. 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?

Question 3 3. Philip Zimbardo's Stanford Prison Experiment wouldn't be approved today because it _____.

Question 4 4. Which of the following studies would require qualitative research?

Question 5 5. When researchers conduct a meta-analysis, what are they attempting to achieve?

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Question 6 6. An interview would be conducted when

Question 7 7. The American Psychological Association most commonly allows experiments to be conducted involving all of the following, EXCEPT _____.

Question 8 8. 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 9 9. If your research design required a fair degree of control over the setting of the research conducted, which type of design should be utilized?

Question 10 10. In an experiment, a researcher is attempting to demonstrate _________________.

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Question 11 11. Peter decides the best method of researching how many people shoplift at CVS is observing random people in the store over a 2-hour time period. What is a disadvantage of his planned observational research?

Question 12 12. 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?

Question 13 13. Deception in psychological research is _____.

Question 14 14. Janet is conducting a cross-sectional study. Because of this, she cannot randomly assign participants into groups. How should Janet label her research?

Question 15 15. Content qualities focus on _____.

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Question 16 16. Which of the following is the process by which a researcher makes decisions about how to answer research questions?

Question 17 17. Which of the following is NOT a result of content analysis?

Question 18 18. Robert's longitudinal study was going well. However, 3 participants dropped out in the second year. What will happen to the data Robert has collected so far from these participants?

Question 19 19. Which of the following is a strength of case study research?

Question 20 20. Michael set up a cross-sectional study with 6 participants. His professor did not approve the experiment because Micheal's study group was too small. Why would Micheal's professor require a higher number of participants?

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Question 21 21. The two guiding principles for ethical standards in psychological research are _____.

Question 22 22. Brian needs data about a particular region. He wants to know information such as gender, race, religion, etc. For which of the following types of data is Brian looking?

Question 23 23. Program evaluations are an abundant source of social data, because _________________.

Question 24 24. When the participants in a longitudinal study return, a researcher:

Question 25 25. What are the two possible settings for psychological research?

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Question 26 26. Which of the following is the most popular interview technique?

Question 27 27. 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 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. One benefit of using longitudinal designs is:

Question 30 30. Judy is considering doing a longitudinal study but has some concerns. She listed them below. Which of these items does Judy not need to be concerned about with her longitudinal study?

Data Collection in Psychological Research Chapter Exam Instructions

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