MTTC Political Science: Research Methodology Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. A group of researchers are studying how plants grow in very harsh climates. During one of their experiments, they accidentally left the window open for 2 hours, causing that group to have the best results. In this scenario, what variable is sunlight?

Question 2 2. Basic research:

Question 3 3. 1953 Mustang, two pairs of sunglasses (generic), and a large sheet (5' x 5') are an example of

Question 4 4. If I release 10 spiders into a room and measure how long it takes people to get out of the room, what is the independent variable?

Question 5 5. Responses must be kept confidential. This requires the researcher to keep participant responses _____.

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Question 6 6. What is the practice of protecting participants' personal identities and answers by ensuring their responses cannot be linked back to them?

Question 7 7. A research question:

Question 8 8. The researcher is not only required to obtain informed consent from the participants in their study, but also:

Question 9 9. Applied research:

Question 10 10. Privacy can be breached if certain criteria are met. Which of the following is NOT a reason to breach confidentiality?

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Question 11 11. Which of the following is an example of applied psychological research?

Question 12 12. Sam manipulated his methodologies and data then reported those results as accurate. What did Sam do?

Question 13 13. By committing fraud or plagiarism, it negatively affects the researcher and the institution's:

Question 14 14. Which of the following is not an example of content analysis?

Question 15 15. Which of the following has NOT been operationalized?

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Question 16 16.

What part of informed consent is missing from the following statement?

'In addition to interviewing you and taking notes, the audio of the interview will be recorded by a tape recorder. This is so the researcher may transcribe the questions and responses for further study.'

Question 17 17. Why is using an operational definition sometimes problematic in research?

Question 18 18. Content analysis is defined as a technique _____.

Question 19 19. Which of the following correctly depicts the typical development of research?

Question 20 20. A literature review is best defined as:

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Question 21 21. _____ and _____ should be taken into account when considering a new research problem.

Question 22 22. A student is writing a research question. What should his/her first step be?

Question 23 23. 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?

Question 24 24. Which of the following statements describes the initial research into a hypothetical or theoretical idea?

Question 25 25. A true experiment typically involves

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Question 26 26. A student is feeling overwhelmed trying to decide on a problem to research. How should she proceed?

Question 27 27. A hypothesis is:

Question 28 28. The presentation of another's work or data as their own, even if the other work or data source is cited occasionally, is called:

Question 29 29. Select the answer which lists the sections of an APA research study in the correct order:

Question 30 30. The introduction and the literature review are often rolled into one section in shorter articles. This is because...

MTTC Political Science: Research Methodology Chapter Exam Instructions

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