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Introduction to Research Methods Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. 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?

Question 2 2. 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 3 3. How do psychological experiments differ from psychological measurements?

Question 4 4. 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 5 5. Shaun is conducting a form of experimental research to test his hypothesis. What does this MOST likely mean?

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Question 6 6. 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 7 7. 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 8 8. How can a research hypothesis in psychology be a parsimonious theory?

Question 9 9. _____ means that events have natural causes, while _____ means that each research hypothesis needs to be able to be proven false.

Question 10 10. Why is quantitative research used?

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Question 11 11. 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 12 12. Which of the following can be used as a basis for nonscientific research?

Question 13 13. 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?

Question 14 14. '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 15 15. Which of the following statements describes the initial research into a hypothetical or theoretical idea?

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Question 16 16. Which is an example of basic research?

Question 17 17.

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 18 18. 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 19 19. '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 20 20. 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 _____.

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Question 21 21. Psychological research is a broad category of research. Which of the following does NOT often have a model to help describe it?

Question 22 22. When formulating a research question, one must be careful to choose a question that is _____ and not too _____.

Question 23 23. 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 24 24. '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

Question 25 25. Which of the following is explanatory research?

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

Question 27 27. Identify in which of the following examples would the use of qualitative research be most likely useful:

Question 28 28. Mary gives her subjects a survey to complete. Which type of psychological tool is Mary using?

Question 29 29. Mary's study primarily relies on observation, surveys, and case studies. Which of the following best describes Mary's study?

Question 30 30. An individual who is an authority on a subject _____, while an authoritative person _____.

Introduction to Research Methods Chapter Exam Instructions

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