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Research Methods in Industrial/Organizational Psychology Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. What is the statistical method of factor analysis used for?

Question 2 2. The analysis of variance (ANOVA) statistical method is used to analyze the relationship between _____.

Question 3 3. Which of the following scenarios is most consistent with the results of the Bobo Doll experiment?

Question 4 4. Which of the following answer choices contains the best example of observer bias?

Question 5 5. What does empiricism refer to?

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Question 6 6. A parsimonious theory _____.

Question 7 7. What can Pamela do to ensure the privacy of her research participants?

Question 8 8. What happens during the debriefing stage of a research study?

Question 9 9. Which statement concerning explanatory research is most accurate?

Question 10 10. A researcher who is conducting descriptive research is _____.

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Question 11 11. What is the purpose of exploratory research?

Question 12 12. Which of the following is the best example of a closed-ended, quantitative question?

Question 13 13. Which of the following is an example of an unobtrusive measurement method of data collection?

Question 14 14. The most common experimental element that is missing in quasi-experimental research is a(n) _____.

Question 15 15. In correlational research, the relationship between two different items or events can be which of the following?

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Question 16 16.

Brad wants to know if drinking diet soda causes any long-term health complications. He follows two groups of people over the course of ten years. One group drinks diet soda daily, and the other group does not drink any. Their health is examined every 3 years.

What type of research study is this?

Question 17 17. In a true experiment, the independent variable is the one that is _____.

Question 18 18. Jill wants to know if children who eat breakfast do better on exams than those who don't. Which of the following is an example of a nonprobability, quantitative sample she could use for her research?

Question 19 19. In a cause/effect relationship, the _____ brings about changes in the _____.

Question 20 20. An operational definition is _____.

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Question 21 21. Which statement concerning qualitative research is most accurate?

Question 22 22. An advantage of _____ is that the results can be applied to larger populations and the findings are generalizable.

Question 23 23. What is the difference between a cross-sectional study and a cross-sequential study?

Question 24 24. Brain scans include areas such as CT, PET, and MRI. Brain scan research has gone beyond the most basic phase and is in the process of expanding our understanding of the living brain. Into which realm of research would this place brain scan research?

Question 25 25. Which of the following is TRUE about deception in research?

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Question 26 26. 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?

Question 27 27. How does the aspect of empiricism help to create high quality research?

Question 28 28. A research project in which all variables are closely controlled is called a _____.

Question 29 29. Which of the following is the major difference between a questionnaire and an interview?

Question 30 30. Which statistical method examines relationships between two or more latent variables?

Research Methods in Industrial/Organizational Psychology Chapter Exam Instructions

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