Data Collection Techniques in Psychology: Tutoring Solution Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. 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 2 2. 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 3 3. 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 4 4. Which of the following is not an example of content analysis?

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. When determining which programs to request data from, a researcher should ____________________.

Question 7 7. Program evaluations are an abundant source of social data, because _________________.

Question 8 8. In an experiment, a researcher is attempting to demonstrate _________________.

Question 9 9. What are the two forms of archival research?

Question 10 10. Content analysis is defined as a technique _____.

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Question 11 11. When researchers conduct a meta-analysis, what are they attempting to achieve?

Question 12 12. Content qualities focus on _____.

Question 13 13. Which of the following is NOT a result of content analysis?

Question 14 14. Consider the studies listed below and indicate which one would most likely utilize archival research as its primary methodology.

Question 15 15. What is the term for research completed in the real world?

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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. 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 18 18. 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 19 19. What are the two possible settings for psychological research?

Question 20 20. Which of the following is one major issue when using other's data?

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Question 21 21. An interview would be conducted when

Question 22 22. I am looking into how strongly people believe the world will end in 2100. The best way of gathering data would be:

Question 23 23. A researcher analyzing another researcher's data is likely to _____.

Question 24 24. Different interviewing techniques are based upon

Question 25 25. 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 26 26. Which of the following is the most popular interview technique?

Question 27 27. In Henri Tajfel's social identity experiment, the variable measured to determine if social identity had an effect was _____________.

Question 28 28. Relational qualities focus on _____.

Question 29 29. In Solomon Asch's study, he wanted to study the phenomenon of the participant's social desire to _________________.

Question 30 30. 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?

Data Collection Techniques in Psychology: Tutoring Solution Chapter Exam Instructions

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