Research Methodology and Statistics Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following is the most important thing for a researcher to consider when deciding on a research topic?

Question 2 2. A research question:

Question 3 3. Which one of the following coefficients indicates the strongest relationship between two variables while remaining within the possible range of correct calculations?

Question 4 4. 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 5 5. Mary gives her subjects a survey to complete. Which type of psychological tool is Mary using?

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Question 6 6. A student is writing a research question. What should his/her first step be?

Question 7 7. Your research question is: 'What is the effect of television viewing on Americans?' What is the PROBABLE reason that this question would need some revision.

Question 8 8. Which of the following is NOT a reason why formulating a research question is one of the first steps in a research project?

Question 9 9. A hypothesis is:

Question 10 10. Dr. Nodd does a study in which she observes parents and their children interacting at home. She finds that the more supportive parents are, the less aggressive their children are. What conclusion can Dr. Nodd make?

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Question 11 11. A group of researchers want to make sure that any results they find in a particular group of participants would also be true for other people, in other places, in studies with other researchers. If a study can do this, we can say that the study has a high level of _____.

Question 12 12. This technique allows a potential researcher to focus on what they are interested in as well as help in the creative process of forming new ideas

Question 13 13. Why are hypotheses paired with null hypotheses?

Question 14 14. 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 15 15. 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?

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Question 16 16. Which of the following is the least useful in helping you understand how varied your data scores are?

Question 17 17. Which of the terms below can be defined as 'an educated guess about a trend, group difference, or association believed to exist'?

Question 18 18. 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 19 19. Which of the following best describes control variables?

Question 20 20. Jane wants to study the effect of running on a person's weight. Jane's hypothesis is as follows: The longer the distance a person runs each day, the lower that person's weight will be. Which of the following would be the null hypothesis in this study?

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Question 21 21. José wants to calculate a correlation; which of the following graphs should he use?

Question 22 22. On which of the following cases would an Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) be useful?

Question 23 23. Miss Tanaka wants to know how parenting style affects children's personalities. To complete her study, she observes children in their own homes, doing what they would naturally be doing anyway. Which type of research design is Miss Tanaka using?

Question 24 24. Surveys are done to understand

Question 25 25. The scientific method _____, while the nonscientific method _____.

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Question 26 26. John is really nervous to fly to the Bahamas for his honeymoon. However, he has chosen to put aside his fear because he knows that flying is actually safer than driving to another destination. This is an example of using _____.

Question 27 27. By examining and recording the narcissist in their own environment, the researcher is using which technique?

Question 28 28. Marco observes secretaries in offices to see if the time of day affects their productivity. Marco does not interact with the secretaries. Which type of psychological tool is Marco using?

Question 29 29. 'I knew someone with mental problems, so everyone with mental problems must be like that,' is an example of _____.

Question 30 30. A student is feeling overwhelmed trying to decide on a problem to research. How should she proceed?

Research Methodology and Statistics Chapter Exam Instructions

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