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Research Foundations for Education Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Marty cannot randomly assign subjects to his study because one of his variables is height. Which of the following would best describe Marty's study?

Question 2 2. Theresa is studying the relationship between the amount of hours studied and grade point average. A subject's previous familiarity with the material being studied would be an example of which of the following?

Question 3 3. Identify in which of the following examples would the use of qualitative research be most likely useful:

Question 4 4. Why is using an operational definition sometimes problematic in research?

Question 5 5. A key difference between science and religion, astrology, and pseudoscience is that scientific statements are:

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Question 6 6. The systematic investigation of scientific theories and hypotheses is known as:

Question 7 7. Which of the following is explanatory research?

Question 8 8. Which of the following statements describes the initial research into a hypothetical or theoretical idea?

Question 9 9. What are researchers required to get before volunteers can participate in the study?

Question 10 10. Why do researchers conduct clinical studies?

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Question 11 11. Gregg performs a research experiment and finds a perfect correlation between his variables. Based on his findings, which of the following would be the BEST next step for Gregg?

Question 12 12. If two variables are correlated, then we can say that the variables have _____.

Question 13 13. A dependent variable:

Question 14 14. An independent variable is:

Question 15 15. Basic research:

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Question 16 16. Applied research:

Question 17 17. Which of the following is NOT true about science?

Question 18 18. Which of the following is NOT one of the six key steps of the scientific method?

Question 19 19. In which formal research step would a researcher publish the results of the study?

Question 20 20. Formal research helps us understand:

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Question 21 21. How is action research conducted?

Question 22 22. There are three types of action research in the field of education, which include:

Question 23 23. When a researcher finds the correlation coefficient, which of the following does he find?

Question 24 24. Identify which of the following MOST resembles quantitative research:

Question 25 25. A single assertion, a proposed explanation of something based on available knowledge, for something yet to be explained, one that is subject to further experimentation is called:

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Question 26 26. Which of the following correctly depicts the typical development of research?

Question 27 27. Which phase of a drug trial has the smallest group of participants?

Question 28 28. Wanda conducts a study and finds that shoe sales and doll sales are negatively correlated. She is worried that some other variable is affecting her findings. Wanda is concerned about which of the following?

Question 29 29. This is a type of research that provides strong evidence for cause and effect relationships:

Question 30 30. Which is an example of basic research?

Research Foundations for Education Chapter Exam Instructions

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