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Sampling in Psychological Research Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following is NOT a step in the sampling process?

Question 2 2. Winifred is performing a study of hospitals in Pennsylvania that perform a rare nerve surgery of the foot. In order to obtain her sample, she has placed the names of the hospitals that perform the surgery on strips of paper and placed them in a box. She then has her assistant pull out ten of the strips of paper from the box. This type of sampling method is known as which of the following?

Question 3 3. As Tara conducts her research, she becomes concerned that her sample might not really represent the population under study in the research. Why is this a MAJOR concern?

Question 4 4. Carrie is studying which teaching method is best. She chooses classrooms to use in her study by drawing names out of a hat. But when she assigns method to each of the classes, she makes the decision in a non-random way. Which of the following best describes Carrie's actions?

Question 5 5. Sampling is:

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Question 6 6. When someone refers to the population of a study, they are referring to:

Question 7 7. The _____ is the group of individuals from which a researcher selects their sample.

Question 8 8. Which of the following will not help a researcher ensure that their research is representative?

Question 9 9. Why is sampling so important to research?

Question 10 10. Surya is doing a study. She sits at the entrance to the state fair and uses every fifth person that passes her in her study. Which of the following is Surya demonstrating?

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Question 11 11. Anna uses a random number generator to decide which treatment to administer to each of her subjects. Which of the following is Anna demonstrating?

Question 12 12. Which of the following accurately describes the sampling frame in a research study?

Question 13 13. The sample of a study consists of:

Question 14 14. Which of the following best explains why it is important to use random selection?

Question 15 15. Damon wants to test two different medications. When deciding which medication to give to each subject, he flips a coin. Which of the following is Damon demonstrating?

Sampling in Psychological Research Chapter Exam Instructions

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