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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

Question 2 2. One advantage cross-sectional has over longitudinal studies is _____

Question 3 3. Which of the following is not an example of qualitative measurement?

Question 4 4. A diary is an example of:

Question 5 5. The most efficient design includes age, time of measurement, and ________.

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Question 6 6. If I hand out self-reports, one of the major flaws with it is

Question 7 7. Robert's longitudinal study was going well. However, 3 participants dropped out in the second year. What will happen to the data Robert has collected so far from these participants?

Question 8 8. Besides observing the natural world, prior research, and discussion, where can a professional look for issues to research?

Question 9 9. In cross-sectional designs, groups need to be _____.

Question 10 10. Which of these is not an advantage of quantitative measurement?

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Question 11 11. When a researcher finds the correlation coefficient, which of the following does he find?

Question 12 12. Time of measurement focuses on:

Question 13 13. Records of home sales in a town are an example of:

Question 14 14. Which of the following statements describes the initial research into a hypothetical or theoretical idea?

Question 15 15. How does the aspect of empiricism help to create high quality research?

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Question 16 16. When the participants in a longitudinal study return, a researcher:

Question 17 17. Researchers can move between fields. For example, John Watson began his career in animal behavioral research but left it for advertisement, which would be an example of

Question 18 18. Parsimony looks for the _____ explanation to a phenomenon.

Question 19 19. Basic research:

Question 20 20. This type of sequential is a combination of the others

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Question 21 21. Evaluate the statements below and indicate which one best describes the core difference between cross-sectional and longitudinal designs.

Question 22 22. Which of the following is NOT a part of a psychological research experiment?

Question 23 23. Mary gives her subjects a survey to complete. Which type of psychological tool is Mary using?

Question 24 24. Which of the following is the main goal of quantitative measurement?

Question 25 25. Getting a group of people together and asking them questions about a particular topic is:

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Question 26 26. Which type of measure is the SAT test?

Question 27 27. Analyze the statements below and indicate the one that most accurately describes an advantage of a cross-sectional study.

Question 28 28. 'If the presence of excess feelings of happiness is present in people diagnosed with depression, then the current definition of depression is erroneous and should be changed' violates which element:

Question 29 29. Applied research:

Question 30 30. Anna wants an in-depth understanding of how people feel when they are faced with their greatest fear. She would like to interview a small number of people and look for patterns in their responses. Which of the following types of research would be best for Anna's desired study?

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

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