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Research Sources, Methods & Technologies Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Tara is planning to conduct a research study in order to study how U.S. males older than 65 years old feel about technology. For this study, Tara will interview small groups of men in several cities across the United States. The population for Tara's study is:

Question 2 2. 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 3 3. What is the practice of protecting participants' personal identities and answers by ensuring their responses cannot be linked back to them?

Question 4 4. 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?

Question 5 5. 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 6 6. The scientific method _____, while the nonscientific method _____.

Question 7 7. If a law conflicts with your ethical code, you should:

Question 8 8. Thomas is studying the experience of individuals suffering from multiple sclerosis. Due to budget limitations, he is using a sample consisting of individuals who are being treated at a hospital near his home. Why might a researcher like Thomas wish to have a different kind of sample?

Question 9 9. When researchers conduct a meta-analysis, what are they attempting to achieve?

Question 10 10. Informed Consent provides participants with sufficiently detailed information on the _____, so they can make an informed, voluntary, and rational decision on whether or not to participate.

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Question 11 11. Sarah was assigned a topic of study in her research methods class. She discovered that the topic has been studied numerous times by respected institutions. Sarah used complex statistics to sum up the effects of the studies conducted in the last 20 years. What kind of research did Sara engage in?

Question 12 12. By committing fraud or plagiarism, it negatively affects the researcher and the institution's:

Question 13 13. If I publish false results of an experimental type of therapy that treats people suffering from depression, I am:

Question 14 14. '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 15 15. Which of the following is NOT a result of content analysis?

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Question 16 16. Privacy can be breached if certain criteria are met. Which of the following is NOT a reason to breach confidentiality?

Question 17 17. Content qualities focus on _____.

Question 18 18. Which of the following is NOT a quality of a well written title?

Question 19 19. The reason that a researcher summarizes what they find in their literature review, and publishes it along with their study, is to:

Question 20 20. Which is an example of basic research?

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Question 21 21. You conduct a study of reaction times by placing a plastic spider on a person's chair right before they sit down and recording their reaction time. You repeat the study, but this time you yell ''SPIDER!'' right before the person sits down and again measure their reaction time. Why can your yelling ''SPIDER!'' be considered a moderating variable?

Question 22 22. If you are studying a specialized topic, like 'Common symptoms of mentally ill children', but search for something broad, like 'Psychology of children', you are likely to find:

Question 23 23. Relational qualities focus on _____.

Question 24 24. Which of the following correctly depicts the typical development of research?

Question 25 25. Why is it important that the research procedures be conducted in sequential order?

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Question 26 26. Which of the following best describes control variables?

Question 27 27. Which of the following is NOT a reason why formulating a research question is one of the first steps in a research project?

Question 28 28. If I report a discovery that was also stated in the 1986 issue of the journal Neuropsychology and properly cite the original journal, I am:

Question 29 29. A group of researchers are studying how plants grow in very harsh climates. During one of their experiments, they accidentally left the window open for 2 hours, causing that group to have the best results. In this scenario, what variable is sunlight?

Question 30 30.

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.

Research Sources, Methods & Technologies Chapter Exam Instructions

Choose your answers to the questions and click 'Next' to see the next set of questions. You can skip questions if you would like and come back to them later with the "Go To First Skipped Question" button. When you have completed the practice exam, a green submit button will appear. Click it to see your results. Good luck!