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Research Methods and the Study of Life Span Development Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Why is experimental data collection a favorable method?

Question 2 2. When a researcher collects and integrates data from several sources and utilizes a variety of different techniques it is called _____.

Question 3 3. The American Psychological Association most commonly allows experiments to be conducted involving all of the following, EXCEPT _____.

Question 4 4. 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?

Question 5 5. Deception in psychological research is _____.

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Question 6 6. In evaluating potential experiments, a research organization's Institutional Review Board tries to _____.

Question 7 7. The two guiding principles for ethical standards in psychological research are _____.

Question 8 8. Why can it be more complicated to apply the scientific method to human growth and development research?

Question 9 9. Imagine you are looking at a graph that shows a correlational line moving from the bottom left corner of the graph to the upper right corner. Which correlation coefficient below would best represent the pattern of data while remaining within the possible range of correct calculations?

Question 10 10. Why is it important that the scientific method is used in human growth and development research?

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Question 11 11. A testable statement that is logically derived from theory or observation is referred to as _____.

Question 12 12. Which one of the following coefficients indicates the strongest relationship between two variables while remaining within the possible range of correct calculations?

Question 13 13. José wants to calculate a correlation; which of the following graphs should he use?

Question 14 14. Philip Zimbardo's Stanford Prison Experiment wouldn't be approved today because it _____.

Question 15 15. The data collection technique used for studying nonverbal behaviors is _____.

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Question 16 16. All of the following statements are true about secondary data collection, EXCEPT:

Question 17 17. Which one of the following coefficients indicates that the two variables of interest move in opposite directions while remaining within the possible range of correct calculations?

Question 18 18. Which of the following is NOT true of the scientific method in human growth and development research?

Question 19 19. Which of the following is true of the scientific method in human growth and development research?

Question 20 20. Why is good data collection important?

Research Methods and the Study of Life Span Development Chapter Exam Instructions

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