Introduction to Research Methods Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. 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 2 2. Shaun is conducting a form of experimental research to test his hypothesis. What does this MOST likely mean?

Question 3 3. 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 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. 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:

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Question 6 6. 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 7 7. 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 8 8. 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 9 9. Which of the following can be used as a basis for nonscientific research?

Question 10 10. Why is quantitative research used?

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Question 11 11. How do psychological experiments differ from psychological measurements?

Question 12 12. _____ means that events have natural causes, while _____ means that each research hypothesis needs to be able to be proven false.

Question 13 13. How can a research hypothesis in psychology be a parsimonious theory?

Question 14 14. 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 15 15. An individual who is an authority on a subject _____, while an authoritative person _____.

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Question 16 16. Why is using an operational definition sometimes problematic in research?

Question 17 17. '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 18 18. Basic research:

Question 19 19. Currently, the common model of the human mind compares it to _____.

Question 20 20. How does the aspect of empiricism help to create high quality research?

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

Question 23 23. 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 24 24. Observational bias occurs when an observer:

Question 25 25. You decide to throw an umbrella in your car before leaving the house because it feels like rain to you, even though the weather forecast isn't calling for rain. This is an example of which of the following?

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Question 26 26. Identify in which of the following examples would the use of qualitative research be most likely useful:

Question 27 27. 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 28 28. Which of the following is an example of applied psychological research?

Question 29 29. Scientific models are used to _____ complex ideas.

Question 30 30. '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:

Introduction to Research Methods Chapter Exam Instructions

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