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Question 1 1. 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 2 2. Psychological research is a broad category of research. Which of the following does NOT often have a model to help describe it?

Question 3 3. Which of the following statements describes the initial research into a hypothetical or theoretical idea?

Question 4 4. Which of the following is an example of applied psychological research?

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. 'By recording the number and type of questions asked by students we can measure their confusion with new subjects.' Which of the following is the predictor variable in this situation?

Question 7 7. 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?

Question 8 8. The steps of the scientific method include: Ask a question, _____, Form a hypothesis, Test the hypothesis & collect data, Analyze data, and _____.

Question 9 9. Parsimony looks for the _____ explanation to a phenomenon.

Question 10 10. Which of the following is the most effective way to use models in the decision-making process?

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Question 11 11. Researchers can move between fields. For example, John Watson began his career in animal behavioral research but left it for advertisement, which would be an example of

Question 12 12. As part of the Hawthorne Studies, employees were split into two groups. For one group the lighting in their work area was substantially improved for a day, while the lighting in the work area for the other group remained unchanged. Which step in the scientific method does this address?

Question 13 13. Quantitative research defines specific events and actions; this definition is also known as

Question 14 14. Which is an example of basic research?

Question 15 15. How do basic and applied research work together?

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Question 16 16. Mary gives her subjects a survey to complete. Which type of psychological tool is Mary using?

Question 17 17. The purpose of research in the psychology field is to:

Question 18 18. Identify in which of the following examples would the use of qualitative research be most likely useful:

Question 19 19. 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?

Question 20 20. Applied research:

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Question 21 21. Basic research:

Question 22 22. '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 23 23. Mary's study primarily relies on observation, surveys, and case studies. Which of the following best describes Mary's study?

Question 24 24. Elton Mayo and Fritz Roethlisberger, as part of the Hawthorne Studies, realized it was not the change in the lighting that was affecting the workers' productivity. Instead, it was simply the fact that an individual was concerned about the workers and their environment. Which step in the scientific method does this address?

Question 25 25. Observational bias occurs when an observer:

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Question 26 26. The scientific method _____, while the nonscientific method _____.

Question 27 27.

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 28 28. Which of the following correctly depicts the typical development of research?

Question 29 29. Which of the following statements is correct in connection with descriptive research?

Question 30 30. 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?

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