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Research Design and Analysis Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following statements regarding reliability and correlations is not correct?

Question 2 2. Which of the following statements is not true?

Question 3 3. If a research study is so specific and strange that it does not have any real world application, we can say that the study has a low level of _____.

Question 4 4. Dr. Patel does an experiment in which she shows people either a happy movie, a sad movie, or no movie in a classroom. Then, she asks them to fill out a survey assessing their feelings about whether they want to adopt a pet from the animal shelter. In this experiment, what is the INDEPENDENT variable?

Question 5 5. Imagine you are looking at a graph that shows a correlational line moving from the bottom left corner of the graph to the upper right corner. Which correlation coefficient below would best represent the pattern of data while remaining within the possible range of correct calculations?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following statements is correct?

Question 7 7. A research study where the cause-effect conclusions are accurate, and there are no other possible explanations for the results, has a high level of _____ validity.

Question 8 8. Which one of the following coefficients indicates the strongest relationship between two variables while remaining within the possible range of correct calculations?

Question 9 9. Which of the terms below can be defined as 'an educated guess about a trend, group difference, or association believed to exist'?

Question 10 10. If you decide that you want to study a certain group of people over multiple sessions, or over an extended period of time, that research design is called what?

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Question 11 11. Before a research study begins, it must be approved by a committee of people who have considered the ethics involved. What is the standard name of this committee?

Question 12 12. John conducted a research study on the number of hours of sleep each day and academic performance. John found that the correlation between the number of hours of sleep each day and academic performance is -0.83. John also found that the correlation between hours spent on homework each week and academic performance is 0.79. Which one of the statements below is not correct based on John's findings?

Question 13 13. Which of the terms below refers to a piece of paper that explains to you, in detail, everything that will happen in a research study before it begins?

Question 14 14. Which idea below is considered acceptable within psychology studies, but only if it is absolutely necessary for the success of the study?

Question 15 15. Ms. Olsen decides to study differences in her classroom between children who have an identified learning disability and children who do not. Which type of research design is Ms. Olsen using?

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Question 16 16. A school principal wants to conduct an experiment that involves the distribution of a questionnaire. She has only enough copies for half of the students. She decides who will participate by pulling names out of a hat and choosing ten students from each of the four grades in the school. What constitutes the population of this experiment?

Question 17 17. A researcher performed a study in which she concluded that children who have parents who read to them at home have better reading skills at school. However, she only included children in the top reading level at school, and no children who have trouble reading. Because she only included one group, and not all groups of children, her study probably has a low level of _____.

Question 18 18. External, internal, and ecological are three types of what?

Question 19 19. Which one of the following coefficients indicates that the two variables of interest move in opposite directions while remaining within the possible range of correct calculations?

Question 20 20. If Taka is undertaking an ethical research study, which of the events listed below should have happened before she began collecting data?

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Question 21 21. The type of inferential statistic test that is used to compare the average scores between three or more different groups in a study to see if the groups are different from each other is known as what?

Question 22 22. The measure or assessment of consistency of scores across time or different contexts is called _____.

Question 23 23. Jim is a social psychologist. He has decided to study whether sudden loud noises cause anger outbursts. Jim believes that when people hear sudden loud noises, their anger level will increase significantly. Jim finds 100 study participants, places a hearing device in their ears, and breaks them into two groups. One group will receive sudden loud noises intermittingly while the other group will receive no loud noises at all. Which of the following statements is not true regarding Jim's study?

Question 24 24. A teacher wants to compare the reading comprehension skills of children with learning disabilities and children without learning disabilities. Which statistical test should she use to make this comparison?

Question 25 25. Which of the following options is not correct?

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Question 26 26. José wants to calculate a correlation; which of the following graphs should he use?

Question 27 27. After a research study has been completed, all participants must be given details about the purpose, which experimental group they were in, and whether deception was used. This part of the study is called what?

Question 28 28. A group of educated people who consider the ethics involved in any study involving human participants is called what?

Question 29 29. Mr. Freeman randomly gives half of the children in his class an extra dessert over the lunch hour; the other half gets no dessert. After lunch, he tests the children's levels of resentment toward each other. Which type of research design is Mr. Freeman using?

Question 30 30. Dr. Patel does an experiment in which she shows people either a happy movie, a sad movie, or no movie in a classroom. Then, she asks them to fill out a survey assessing their feelings about whether they want to adopt a pet from the animal shelter. In this experiment, what was the control group?

Research Design and Analysis Chapter Exam Instructions

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