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Setting Up the Research Study: Homework Help Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. An experiment begins with the researcher believing that couches cause an increase in laziness of participants. He then attempts to find participants with couches and determines their laziness level. Which of the following best describes this type of reasoning?

Question 2 2. Inductive reasoning experiments _____.

Question 3 3. When should an abstract be written?

Question 4 4. 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 5 5. By examining and recording the narcissist in their own environment, the researcher is using which technique?

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Question 6 6. 'As found by Researcher 1, 2, and 3, the results indicate a strong correlation between ice cream and murder' is an example of a statement from:

Question 7 7. Jane wants to study the effect of running on a person's weight. Jane's hypothesis is as follows: The longer the distance a person runs each day, the lower that person's weight will be. Which of the following would be the null hypothesis in this study?

Question 8 8. _____ and _____ should be taken into account when considering a new research problem.

Question 9 9. If I release 10 spiders into a room and measure how long it takes people to get out of the room, what is the independent variable?

Question 10 10. A good example of secondary research is:

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Question 11 11. A literature review is best defined as:

Question 12 12. 1953 Mustang, two pairs of sunglasses (generic), and a large sheet (5' x 5') are an example of

Question 13 13. A study on exercise might remove patients who have difficulty moving. Why?

Question 14 14. An effective way to discover new topics to research is to:

Question 15 15. Deductive reasoning experiments _____.

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Question 16 16. Peer-reviewed journals are often viewed as the epitome of research because:

Question 17 17. Which of the following is the most important thing for a researcher to consider when deciding on a research topic?

Question 18 18. The reason that a researcher summarizes what they find in their literature review, and publishes it along with their study, is to:

Question 19 19. A researcher recently completed her study and has written a report. She wants to submit it a journal. What should she do next?

Question 20 20. Why is it important that the research procedures be conducted in sequential order?

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Question 21 21. A student is writing a research question. What should his/her first step be?

Question 22 22. Which of the following could be a sample for a study of the spending habits of high school students in Canada?

Question 23 23. One trick to ensure you find many articles on a topic is:

Question 24 24. 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 25 25. Which of the following is a significant problem with secondary research?

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Question 26 26. When performing an archival study, you need

Question 27 27. Which of the following is NOT a major section of an APA study?

Question 28 28. Selecting the correct journal to submit to is MOST likely to:

Question 29 29. Which of the following best describes control variables?

Question 30 30. A researcher wants to figure out if uncomfortable seats in a classroom will increase the research participant's attention to the lesson and decrease their fidgeting. Why are attention level and fidgeting the dependent variable?

Setting Up the Research Study: Homework Help Chapter Exam Instructions

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