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Introduction to Research Methods: Homework Help Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following pitfalls is often responsible for poor decisions based off of models?

Question 2 2. Which of the following is explanatory research?

Question 3 3.

What type of research is the following:

The juveniles primarily avoided each other during their interactions. However, when contact did occur, there was some aggression noted ('squaring off'=5; verbal threats=3). However, after each interaction the juveniles would then separate and continue to avoid each other.

Question 4 4. Parsimony looks for the _____ explanation to a phenomenon.

Question 5 5. 'Human behavior is caused by the soul interacting with nerve fibers' is false for many reasons, but specifically, it fails the aspect of determinism because

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Question 6 6. Which of the following is an example of applied psychological research?

Question 7 7. 'If the presence of excess feelings of happiness is present in people diagnosed with depression, then the current definition of depression is erroneous and should be changed' violates which element:

Question 8 8. 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 9 9. Why is using an operational definition sometimes problematic in research?

Question 10 10. Brain scans include areas such as CT, PET, and MRI. Brain scan research has gone beyond the most basic phase and is in the process of expanding our understanding of the living brain. Into which realm of research would this place brain scan research?

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Question 11 11. Which of the following is the most effective way to use models in the decision-making process?

Question 12 12. Which of the following statements is correct in connection with descriptive research?

Question 13 13. Marco observes secretaries in offices to see if the time of day affects their productivity. Marco does not interact with the secretaries. Which type of psychological tool is Marco using?

Question 14 14. A researcher is studying the behavior of animals in difficult desert conditions in Africa. He is measuring how many times they eat per day, analyzing how much they are active during extremely hot temperatures, and how much water they drink per day. He hopes to understand what they need to survive in such a harsh climate. Based on the concept of generalization, which of the following can the results of this study be applied on?

Question 15 15. Besides observing the natural world, prior research, and discussion, where can a professional look for issues to research?

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Question 16 16. The steps of the scientific method include: Ask a question, _____, Form a hypothesis, Test the hypothesis & collect data, Analyze data, and _____.

Question 17 17. Basic research:

Question 18 18. The common model of the human brain is currently 'Mind as _____'

Question 19 19. 'I knew someone with mental problems, so everyone with mental problems must be like that,' is an example of _____.

Question 20 20. Quantitative research defines specific events and actions; this definition is also known as

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Question 21 21. As part of the famous Hawthorne Studies back in the 1920's, Elton Mayo and Fritz Roethlisberger wanted to know, 'Could certain environmental conditions, such as improved lighting, make employees work more efficiently?' Which step in the scientific method does this address?

Question 22 22. The scientific method _____, while the nonscientific method _____.

Question 23 23. Most psychology research is conducted by Doctors (whether PhD or PsyD) due to:

Question 24 24. Mary gives her subjects a survey to complete. Which type of psychological tool is Mary using?

Question 25 25. Trent wants to test the impact of a scent on a person's mood. Trent realizes that he will need to expose subjects to the scent and observe their reaction. Which type of psychological tool should Trent use?

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Question 26 26. Xavier is conducting a study on the effect of an online game on test scores. He has two groups of subjects to whom he gives a pretest. Xavier then gives one group the treatment (the online game) and gives the other group worksheets. He then gives each group a posttest. Which of the following best describes the type of research that Xavier is conducting?

Question 27 27. Psychological research is a broad category of research. Which of the following does NOT often have a model to help describe it?

Question 28 28. Bill will be testing to see if a new type of therapy will be helpful, but due to ethical reasons, he will have to enter all of his subjects into one therapeutic group. Which of the following is the best explanation for why this is a non-experimental design?

Question 29 29. John is really nervous to fly to the Bahamas for his honeymoon. However, he has chosen to put aside his fear because he knows that flying is actually safer than driving to another destination. This is an example of using _____.

Question 30 30. You decide to throw an umbrella in your car before leaving the house because it feels like rain to you, even though the weather forecast isn't calling for rain. This is an example of which of the following?

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