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Research Methods and the Study of Adult Development and Aging Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. If I used a specific form to reduce bias and record everything you did, I would be using a

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Question 2 2. Which of these is a disadvantage of qualitative measurement?

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Question 3 3. Christopher measures the happiness of his subjects by watching their reaction to a set of videos. Which type of measure is Christopher using?

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Question 4 4. After performing an initial run of his clinical trial, Juan thinks he has found the reason behind why a number of participants were experiencing a specific side effect from a medication. However, Juan knows that he needs to run more iterations of his trial to ensure this wasn't just a fluke. This is known as which of the following aspects of creating high quality research?

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Question 5 5. If a large corporation was looking for someone to conduct research on the efficacy of their new product, who are they most likely to contact?

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Question 6 6. You decide to throw an umbrella in your car before leaving the house because it feels like rain to you, even though the weather forecast isn't calling for rain. This is an example of which of the following?

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Question 7 7. Evaluate the statements below and indicate which one best describes the core difference between cross-sectional and longitudinal designs.

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Question 8 8. In cross-sectional designs, groups need to be _____.

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Question 9 9. The most efficient design includes age, time of measurement, and ________.

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Question 10 10. Which of the following statements is correct in connection with descriptive research?

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Question 11 11. One benefit of using longitudinal designs is:

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Question 12 12. 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?

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Question 13 13. A researcher has established a group with 15 members with whom he will discuss several issues related to the government's tax policy. He plans to ask several questions about what the government is expected to do and then listen to and record their responses. Why is this an example of a focus group?

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Question 14 14. Qualitative research involves looking at _____ data.

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Question 15 15. Which of the following BEST completes the following sentence: Correlation research is mainly focused on _____.

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Question 16 16. A researcher is studying the behavior of animals in difficult desert conditions in Africa. He is measuring how many times they eat per day, analyzing how much they are active during extremely hot temperatures, and how much water they drink per day. He hopes to understand what they need to survive in such a harsh climate. Based on the concept of generalization, which of the following can the results of this study be applied on?

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Question 17 17. Mary's study primarily relies on observation, surveys, and case studies. Which of the following best describes Mary's study?

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Question 18 18. Applied research:

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Question 19 19. Representative sample seeks to ensure

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Question 20 20. Which of the following is the main goal of quantitative measurement?

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Question 21 21. Which of the following best defines a psychological measurement?

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Question 22 22. 'Human behavior is caused by the soul interacting with nerve fibers' is false because it fails the aspect of determinism since:

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Question 23 23. A medical student needs to diagnose a patient she is working with in her clinical studies. She has an idea about what could possibly be wrong with the patient and has formed a research question. What should be the medical student's next step?

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Question 24 24. 'I knew someone with mental problems, so everyone with mental problems must be like that,' is an example of _____.

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Question 25 25. One advantage cross-sectional has over longitudinal studies is _____

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Question 26 26. Michael set up a cross-sectional study with 6 participants. His professor did not approve the experiment because Micheal's study group was too small. Why would Micheal's professor require a higher number of participants?

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Question 27 27. This type of sequential is a combination of the others

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Question 28 28. Which of the following statements describes the initial research into a hypothetical or theoretical idea?

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Question 29 29. Longitudinal designs are different than other types of experiments because they _____.

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Question 30 30. Trent wants to test the impact of a scent on a person's mood. Trent realizes that he will need to expose subjects to the scent and observe their reaction. Which type of psychological tool should Trent use?

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Research Methods and the Study of Adult Development and Aging Chapter Exam Instructions

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