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Introduction to Research Methods Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Why is quantitative research used?

Question 2 2. Sarah is in charge of trying to perform a synthesis of various research studies. She needs to connect the previously stated ideas to understand the cause and effect between how much people work and how satisfied they are with their lives. This is an example of _____ research.

Question 3 3. James is a researcher that is trying to understand the impact of climate change on the environment. Evaluate what would be his BEST course of action:

Question 4 4. Which of the following can BEST be defined as a type of research that is used to answer a specific question that has direct applications to the world?

Question 5 5. Ana is a classroom teacher and she is trying to teach her students the difference between scientific and nonscientific research. Which of the following is correct concerning nonscientific research?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following can be used as a basis for nonscientific research?

Question 7 7. Shaun is conducting a form of experimental research to test his hypothesis. What does this MOST likely mean?

Question 8 8. Zak and his team are studying how politicians make decisions to go to war in crisis-management. Why is experimental research NOT fully suitable for such an experiment?

Question 9 9. Parker is working on a research project. His first step was determining that the question would be: 'how do sleep deprived teenagers function in school?' Evaluate which of the following should be his second step:

Question 10 10. Three students are conducting separate studies. John is interested in whether a psychological study on the impact of sleep on labor productivity is correct. Violet is interested in finding out why people function best when sleeping 8 hours a day. Stephen is going to use statistics to attempt to resolve an issue in proving his hypothesis. What is common to all three cases?

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Question 11 11. _____ means that events have natural causes, while _____ means that each research hypothesis needs to be able to be proven false.

Question 12 12. How can a research hypothesis in psychology be a parsimonious theory?

Question 13 13. How do psychological experiments differ from psychological measurements?

Question 14 14. A medical student needs to diagnose a patient she is working with in her clinical studies. She has an idea about what could possibly be wrong with the patient and has formed a research question. What should be the medical student's next step?

Question 15 15.

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.

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Question 16 16. Which of the following is explanatory research?

Question 17 17. Observational bias occurs when an observer:

Question 18 18. Why is it important that a researcher avoid skipping steps in the scientific method process?

Question 19 19. Which of the following pitfalls is often responsible for poor decisions based off of models?

Question 20 20. Which is an example of basic research?

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Question 21 21. Non-experimental research typically is used for research involving age, gender, and real prisoners. Which of the following is the best explanation for why you can not conduct an experiment with these variables?

Question 22 22. 'I knew someone with mental problems, so everyone with mental problems must be like that,' is an example of _____.

Question 23 23. '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 24 24. The purpose of research in the psychology field is to:

Question 25 25. 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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Question 26 26. Which of the following statements is correct in connection with descriptive research?

Question 27 27. Which of the following is NOT a part of a psychological research experiment?

Question 28 28. 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 29 29. Which of the following is the most effective way to use models in the decision-making process?

Question 30 30. Which of the following is an example of applied psychological research?

Introduction to Research Methods 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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