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Research Methods & the Study of Gerontology Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Christopher measures the happiness of his subjects by watching their reaction to a set of videos. Which type of measure is Christopher using?

Question 2 2. Observational bias occurs when an observer:

Question 3 3. Evaluate the statements below and indicate which one best describes the core difference between cross-sectional and longitudinal designs.

Question 4 4. When examining a population, you are looking at

Question 5 5. John is really nervous to fly to the Bahamas for his honeymoon. However, he has chosen to put aside his fear because he knows that flying is actually safer than driving to another destination. This is an example of using _____.

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Question 6 6. Which of the following is NOT a purpose of psychological measurement?

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. Time of measurement focuses on:

Question 9 9. Which of the following describes a positive correlation?

Question 10 10. Marty gathers the blood pressures of his subjects, and then interviews them. Which of the following would best describe the type of measurement that Marty is using?

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Question 11 11. Analyze the statements below and indicate the one that most accurately describes an advantage of a cross-sectional study.

Question 12 12. 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 13 13. Which is an example of basic research?

Question 14 14. Getting a group of people together and asking them questions about a particular topic is:

Question 15 15. One advantage cross-sectional has over longitudinal studies is _____

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Question 16 16. This type of sequential is a combination of the others

Question 17 17. Which of the following is the main goal of quantitative measurement?

Question 18 18. 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?

Question 19 19. Cross-sectional design is where an experimenter _____.

Question 20 20. Most psychology research is conducted by Doctors (whether PhD or PsyD) due to:

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Question 21 21. Basic research:

Question 22 22. Identify which of the following is NOT an example of qualitative research:

Question 23 23. Besides observing the natural world, prior research, and discussion, where can a professional look for issues to research?

Question 24 24. Which type of measure is the SAT test?

Question 25 25. 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

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Question 26 26. Quantitative research defines specific events and actions; this definition is also known as

Question 27 27. Janet is conducting a cross-sectional study. Because of this, she cannot randomly assign participants into groups. How should Janet label her research?

Question 28 28. Which of the following best describes an advantage of qualitative research?

Question 29 29.

What type of research is the following:

The juveniles primarily avoided each other during their interactions. However, when contact did occur, there was some aggression noted ('squaring off'=5; verbal threats=3). However, after each interaction the juveniles would then separate and continue to avoid each other.

Question 30 30. Which of the following correctly depicts the typical development of research?

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