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Question 11.Which of the following can be used as a basis for nonscientific research?
Question 22.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 33.How do psychological experiments differ from psychological measurements?
Question 44.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 55.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 66._____ means that events have natural causes, while _____ means that each research hypothesis needs to be able to be proven false.
Question 77.How can a research hypothesis in psychology be a parsimonious theory?
Question 88.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 99.Why is quantitative research used?
Question 1010.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 1111.Shaun is conducting a form of experimental research to test his hypothesis. What does this MOST likely mean?
Question 1212.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 1313.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 1414.'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 1515.If a large corporation was looking for someone to conduct research on the efficacy of their new product, who are they most likely to contact?
Question 1616.'I knew someone with mental problems, so everyone with mental problems must be like that,' is an example of _____.
Question 1717.How do basic and applied research work together?
Question 1818.Which of the following is NOT a part of a psychological research experiment?
Question 1919.Psychological research is a broad category of research. Which of the following does NOT often have a model to help describe it?
Question 2020.Identify which of the following MOST resembles quantitative research:
Question 2121.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 2222.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 2323.Which of the following correctly depicts the typical development of research?
Question 2424.'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 2525.The purpose of research in the psychology field is to:
Question 2626.An individual who is an authority on a subject _____, while an authoritative person _____.
Question 2727.Which of the following is an example of applied psychological research?
Question 2828.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 2929.Which of the following pitfalls is often responsible for poor decisions based off of models?
Question 3030.Why is using an operational definition sometimes problematic in research?
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