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Data Collection in Psychology Lesson Plans Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. When the participants in a longitudinal study return, a researcher:

Question 2 2. Cross-sectional design is where an experimenter _____.

Question 3 3. Relational qualities focus on _____.

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

Question 5 5. Which of the following is NOT a result of content analysis?

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Question 6 6. 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 7 7. When researchers conduct a meta-analysis, what are they attempting to achieve?

Question 8 8. An interview would be conducted when

Question 9 9. 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?

Question 10 10. 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?

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Question 11 11. Program evaluations are an abundant source of social data, because _________________.

Question 12 12. Analyze the statements below and indicate the one that most accurately describes an advantage of a cross-sectional study.

Question 13 13. In Henri Tajfel's social identity experiment, the variable measured to determine if social identity had an effect was _____________.

Question 14 14. What are the two forms of archival research?

Question 15 15. Deception in psychological research is _____.

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Question 16 16. Philip Zimbardo's Stanford Prison Experiment wouldn't be approved today because it _____.

Question 17 17. A researcher analyzing another researcher's data is likely to _____.

Question 18 18. Which of the following is not an example of content analysis?

Question 19 19. 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 20 20. My research assistants and I will go out and question people on their thoughts and feelings about the rapid development of technology and the impact it has on them. This would be an example of a(n) _____.

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Question 21 21. Which of the following studies would require qualitative research?

Question 22 22. What is the term for research completed in the real world?

Question 23 23. Different interviewing techniques are based upon

Question 24 24. 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 25 25. In cross-sectional designs, groups need to be _____.

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Question 26 26. I am looking into how strongly people believe the world will end in 2100. The best way of gathering data would be:

Question 27 27. 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 28 28. One benefit of using longitudinal designs is:

Question 29 29. 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 30 30. Janet is conducting a cross-sectional study. Because of this, she cannot randomly assign participants into groups. How should Janet label her research?

Data Collection in Psychology Lesson Plans Chapter Exam Instructions

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