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Psychology Research Methods & Tools Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Sarah was assigned a topic of study in her research methods class. She discovered that the topic has been studied numerous times by respected institutions. Sarah used complex statistics to sum up the effects of the studies conducted in the last 20 years. What kind of research did Sara engage in?

Question 2 2. George was asked by his administrator to provide some statistics for their school's enrollment trends. To do this, he accessed the last 50 years of enrollment data from the school and summarized the information into a concise report. What kind of research was George doing?

Question 3 3. In a psychological study, reliability refers to

Question 4 4. In a psychological study, validity refers to

Question 5 5. In an experiment, a researcher is attempting to demonstrate _________________.

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Question 6 6. Anna only wants to create an experiment. She will therefore need to create a prediction, then decide what variables can be manipulated and measures, then do what?

Question 7 7. The story of Phineas Gage is a good example of a case study because:

Question 8 8. If a study about the relationship between intelligence and income produced a Pearson correlation coefficient of .90, it would suggest that:

Question 9 9. When determining which programs to request data from, a researcher should ____________________.

Question 10 10. Program evaluations are an abundant source of social data, because _________________.

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Question 11 11. Which of the following is NOT a part of a psychological research experiment?

Question 12 12. Mary gives her subjects a survey to complete. Which type of psychological tool is Mary using?

Question 13 13. Why is sampling so important to research?

Question 14 14. The _____ is the group of individuals from which a researcher selects their sample.

Question 15 15. Which of the following is the process by which a researcher makes decisions about how to answer research questions?

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Question 16 16. If your research design required a fair degree of control over the setting of the research conducted, which type of design should be utilized?

Question 17 17. Which of the following is the most popular interview technique?

Question 18 18. My research assistants and I will go out and question people on their thoughts and feelings about the rapid development of technology and the impact it has on them. This would be an example of a(n) _____.

Question 19 19. Many researchers embed _____, or preconceived notions about how things ought to be in the world.

Question 20 20. What might you ask yourself when evaluating the conclusions of psychology of diversity research?

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Question 21 21. Which of the following is NOT a result of content analysis?

Question 22 22. Which of the following is not an example of content analysis?

Question 23 23.

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

Question 25 25. The steps of the scientific method include: Ask a question, _____, Form a hypothesis, Test the hypothesis & collect data, Analyze data, and _____.

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Question 26 26. 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 27 27. Consider the studies listed below and indicate which one would most likely utilize archival research as its primary methodology.

Question 28 28. A study that seeks to determine the long-term health impact of playing professional football that only includes current players fails

Question 29 29. If an experiment is not well controlled (for example, Asch did not have his fake participants say the correct thing or Tajfel told the participants that their groups were not important), then which of the following would best describe the results?

Question 30 30. The 'stereotype threat' refers to the hypothesis that women and racial minorities will:

Psychology Research Methods & Tools Chapter Exam Instructions

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