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Introduction to Research Methods Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following can be used as a basis for nonscientific research?

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

Question 4 4. 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 5 5. 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 6 6. _____ means that events have natural causes, while _____ means that each research hypothesis needs to be able to be proven false.

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

Question 8 8. 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 9 9. Why is quantitative research used?

Question 10 10. 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?

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Question 11 11. Shaun is conducting a form of experimental research to test his hypothesis. What does this MOST likely mean?

Question 12 12. 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 13 13. 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 14 14. '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 15 15. 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?

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Question 16 16. 'I knew someone with mental problems, so everyone with mental problems must be like that,' is an example of _____.

Question 17 17. How do basic and applied research work together?

Question 18 18. Which of the following is NOT a part of a psychological research experiment?

Question 19 19. Psychological research is a broad category of research. Which of the following does NOT often have a model to help describe it?

Question 20 20. Identify which of the following MOST resembles quantitative research:

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Question 21 21. 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 22 22. 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 23 23. Which of the following correctly depicts the typical development of research?

Question 24 24. '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 25 25. The purpose of research in the psychology field is to:

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Question 26 26. An individual who is an authority on a subject _____, while an authoritative person _____.

Question 27 27. Which of the following is an example of applied psychological research?

Question 28 28. 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 29 29. Which of the following pitfalls is often responsible for poor decisions based off of models?

Question 30 30. Why is using an operational definition sometimes problematic in research?

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