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Experimental & Quasi-Experimental Designs Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Barry uses a between-subjects design for his study. His research assistant, Nora, points out the weakness in Barry's design. Which of the following might Nora have pointed out?

Question 2 2. Which of these is NOT a strategy to make groups equivalent?

Question 3 3. When the participants in a longitudinal study return, a researcher:

Question 4 4. 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?

Question 5 5. Marco is conducting a quasi-experiment, while Maria is conducting a true experiment. What is the main difference between Marco's and Maria's experiments?

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Question 6 6. Hannah tests her subjects, gives them a treatment, and then tests them again. What type of quasi-experimental design is Hannah using?

Question 7 7. Under which circumstances would a true experiment NOT be used?

Question 8 8. Kim is participating in an experiment. She has as much a chance of being in Group A as she does of being in Group B. What is this called?

Question 9 9. Susie wants to know how gender affects reading and math scores. What type of experimental design should she use?

Question 10 10. Olivia wants to study the relationship between age and amount of exercise. What would the dependent variable be in this study?

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Question 11 11. Which of the following does NOT fit the specifications of a within-subject design?

Question 12 12. Jane is studying the effects of room lighting conditions on exam performance. She counterbalances her design so the experiment has:

Question 13 13. Molly has a small number of subjects, and wants to make sure that her groups are as similar as possible. Which of the following would be the best method for Molly to use when assigning her subjects to groups?

Question 14 14. Mario finds out, after he participates in a study, that he was in the group that did not receive the treatment. Which of the following best describes the group that Mario was in?

Question 15 15. When do researchers generally notice the practice effect?

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Question 16 16. Why is pretest-posttest design referred to as quasi-experimental?

Question 17 17. A control group is important for a researcher because it _____.

Question 18 18. A control group has which of the following characteristics compared to an experimental group?

Question 19 19. Which of the following is an example of a cross-sectional research study:

Question 20 20. Cross-sectional research is:

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Question 21 21.

A grocery store wants to do a study to determine differences between male and female shoppers. At the front of the store, they are going to have five very different types of items on sale in a big display. The store is going to chart the gender of each shopper, and the item(s) each of them buys.

What is the factorial design for this study?

Question 22 22. How many factors are in a 3x2x2 study?

Question 23 23. Which of the experimental examples below illustrates a study that would use an Ex Post Facto design?

Question 24 24. A researcher wishes to study how fatigue influences reaction time. To choose subjects for the group that is fatigued while performing tests to measure reaction time, the subjects names are put in a hat and blindly drawn out and placed in that group. The other participants will perform the tests while not fatigued. This is an example of _____.

Question 25 25. If Sandra limits the participants in her study to only people with red hair, she is making groups equivalent through which of the following?

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Question 26 26. One benefit of using longitudinal designs is:

Question 27 27. Gregg chooses a group of subjects in order to study the effects of age on memory. He starts with a group of three-year-olds, and checks in with that same group of subjects when they are fifteen, thirty, and sixty-five. Which of the following type of experimental design is Gregg using?

Question 28 28. How do you test an experiment's hypothesis?

Question 29 29. Olivia wants to study the relationship between age and amount of exercise. What would the independent variable be in this study?

Question 30 30. Which of the following experiments would warrant a within-subject design?

Experimental & Quasi-Experimental Designs 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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