Research Methods and Ethics Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the terms below can be defined as 'an educated guess about a trend, group difference, or association believed to exist'?

Question 2 2. Which of the following is true of qualitative research?

Question 3 3. A researcher who wants to use two groups who are not randomly assigned to test a hypothesis about the effect of a certain variable would use what type of research design?

Question 4 4. 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 5 5. A correlation coefficient of +.90 might best be described by which of the following descriptors?

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Question 6 6. 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?

Question 7 7. 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 8 8. A researcher wanting to compare the results of four distinct groups would use which one of the following inferential statistics?

Question 9 9. A researcher wants to make observations and conduct interviews with patients on a particular floor of a local hospital. What type of access would the researcher need?

Question 10 10. A researcher who uses data to analyze and draw conclusions about his hypothesis is using what type of research?

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Question 11 11. Dr. Goldberg does a study in which he observes Jerome, a child who has been identified as having a rare disorder. Jerome is the only subject in the study. Which type of research design is Dr. Goldberg using?

Question 12 12. What type of validity can be described as the type of validity that has meaning to everyday people in the real world?

Question 13 13. Ethnography should be used when a researcher is _____.

Question 14 14. A research project that utilizes humans as participants will be sure to discuss the intent of the research project with the participants following the study. This post-research discussion is referred to as what?

Question 15 15. Which of the following is a disadvantage of quantitative research?

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Question 16 16. Which idea below is considered acceptable within psychology studies, but only if it is absolutely necessary for the success of the study?

Question 17 17. On which of the following cases would an Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) be useful?

Question 18 18. Dr. Marion 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 sample in this experiment?

Question 19 19. If Sally takes an IQ test in the 3rd grade and again in the 10th grade and yields essentially the same outcome, what can be said about the IQ test that Sally completed?

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. A teacher wants to compare children of high, medium, and low family incomes on their satisfaction with the school lunch program. Which statistical test should be used to make this comparison?

Question 22 22. 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 23 23. A researcher designs an experiment wherein a control group and an experimental group are created using random assignment in order to test the hypothesis that a new medication decreases symptoms of depression. In this situation the reported levels of depression after receiving the medication is called what?

Question 24 24. 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 25 25. Ashley, a 24-year-old graduate student, is studying a group of female college students in order to understand the underlying values of sorority life. She has been accepted into their circle of friends and attends many social functions with them. She does not plan to reveal that she is conducting research during the time she spends with them. Ashley is engaging in _____ research.

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Question 26 26. 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?

Question 27 27. 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 28 28. 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 29 29. What type of research design would be the most beneficial to someone wanting to study the meaning and origins of cultural norms?

Question 30 30. A researcher who studies a group of children throughout there school years in hopes of assessing the impact of bullying on development would use what type of experimental design?

Research Methods and Ethics Chapter Exam Instructions

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