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Introduction to Research Methods Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following terms refers to the portion of the experiment that is being manipulated to see if it has an effect on the dependent variable?

Question 2 2. '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 3 3. Which of the following terms refers to looking for the simplest explanation to a phenomenon?

Question 4 4. Besides observing the natural world, prior research, and discussion, where can a professional look for issues to research?

Question 5 5. '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?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following is not a guideline for high quality research?

Question 7 7. 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 8 8. The scientific method _____, while the nonscientific method _____.

Question 9 9. Which of the following is not a step in the scientific method?

Question 10 10. 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?

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Question 11 11. Basic research:

Question 12 12. Which of the following describes the kind and quality of a subject, while interpreting and attempting to understand an event?

Question 13 13. Which of the following terms refers to a simplification, substitute or representation of what is actually being studied?

Question 14 14. How does the aspect of empiricism help to create high quality research?

Question 15 15. Which of the following utilizes numbers to test hypotheses and make predictions by using measured amounts, and ultimately describe an event by using figures?

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Question 16 16. 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 17 17. Which of the following is an example of applied psychological research?

Question 18 18. 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?

Question 19 19.
________
is/are careful and detailed studies for a question about the world, an issue, or a concern.

Question 20 20. Scientific models are used to _____ complex ideas.

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Question 21 21. Which of the following statements is not correct?

Question 22 22.

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 23 23. Which of the following terms refers to when a researcher carefully observes and notes a participant in their natural setting without interference?

Question 24 24. Applied research:

Question 25 25. 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?

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Question 26 26. How do basic and applied research work together?

Question 27 27. Which of the following statements is not correct?

Question 28 28. An individual who is an authority on a subject _____, while an authoritative person _____.

Question 29 29. Which of the following pitfalls is often responsible for poor decisions based off of models?

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?

Introduction to Research Methods Chapter Exam Instructions

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