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Developing a Research Plan Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. A researcher wants to figure out if uncomfortable seats in a classroom will increase the research participant's attention to the lesson and decrease their fidgeting. Why are attention level and fidgeting the dependent variable?

Question 2 2. If I release 10 spiders into a room and measure how long it takes people to get out of the room, what is the independent variable?

Question 3 3. Jim is writing a report on the Washington Monument. When he uses a search engine, he is pointed to resources about various monuments throughout Washington DC and the state of Washington. Which item listed below should Jim use to help him find sites useful in his research?

Question 4 4. Kelly wants to know about fashion trends started by Michael Jackson. Which item listed below should Kelly use to help her find sites useful in her research?

Question 5 5. If you are studying a specialized topic, like 'Common symptoms of mentally ill children', but search for something broad, like 'Psychology of children', you are likely to find:

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Question 6 6. One trick to ensure you find many articles on a topic is:

Question 7 7. The topic assigned for your research paper is analyzing the spread of a newly-discovered, communicable air-borne disease. Why might a book NOT be the best source for the number of people currently infected?

Question 8 8. Which research material can be found in library databases such as EBSCO?

Question 9 9. A college student is doing research on a principle of psychology and finds a related study. He is only interested in what the researcher discovered during the study. Where should he look for this information?

Question 10 10. Select the answer which lists the sections of an APA research study in the correct order:

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Question 11 11. Why is the information on a Wiki not always reliable?

Question 12 12. Which aspect of a source suggests that it should NOT be used as part of academic research?

Question 13 13. How does the aspect of empiricism help to create high quality research?

Question 14 14. Parsimony looks for the _____ explanation to a phenomenon.

Question 15 15. Which one is not a component of a research proposal?

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Question 16 16. Jane wants to develop a research study to determine the effects of video games in children's health. Her University does not have enough funds to support her project. Which of the following should she write to request support from a government agency?

Question 17 17. Are the annotations in the bibliography objective or subjective?

Question 18 18. What is an annotated bibliography?

Question 19 19. A research question:

Question 20 20. Your research question is 'Do violent people watch violent television, and do nonviolent people watch nonviolent television?' We decide to remove 'do nonviolent people watch nonviolent television?' from this question. Why?

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Question 21 21. _____ and _____ should be taken into account when considering a new research problem.

Question 22 22. Which of the following is the most important thing for a researcher to consider when deciding on a research topic?

Question 23 23. A group of researchers are studying how plants grow in very harsh climates. During one of their experiments, they accidentally left the window open for 2 hours, causing that group to have the best results. In this scenario, what variable is sunlight?

Question 24 24. Sarah is doing scholarly research on a technical topic. What type of search engine would likely yield the best results for her work?

Question 25 25. A literature review is best defined as:

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Question 26 26. For which type(s) of reference materials does Google News have indexes?

Question 27 27. Which of the following is NOT a major section of an APA study?

Question 28 28. How does a reader feel confident that the information in a source is reliable?

Question 29 29. After performing an initial run of his clinical trial, Juan thinks he has found the reason behind why a number of participants were experiencing a specific side effect from a medication. However, Juan knows that he needs to run more iterations of his trial to ensure this wasn't just a fluke. This is known as which of the following aspects of creating high quality research?

Question 30 30. Which section needs to grab the reader's attention and explain what the project is about?

Developing a Research Plan Chapter Exam Instructions

Choose your answers to the questions and click 'Next' to see the next set of questions. You can skip questions if you would like and come back to them later with the yellow "Go To First Skipped Question" button. When you have completed the practice exam, a green submit button will appear. Click it to see your results. Good luck!

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