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Setting Up the Research Study: Tutoring Solution Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. This technique allows a potential researcher to focus on what they are interested in as well as help in the creative process of forming new ideas

Question 2 2. Your research question is: 'What is the effect of television viewing on Americans?' What is the PROBABLE reason that this question would need some revision.

Question 3 3. A student is writing a research question. What should his/her first step be?

Question 4 4. A research question:

Question 5 5. Inductive reasoning experiments _____.

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Question 6 6. Which of the following is NOT a major section of an APA study?

Question 7 7. John is interested in re-examining Dr. Smith's work involving primates' reactions to brightly colored toads. Why would John use an archival research method?

Question 8 8. A student is feeling overwhelmed trying to decide on a problem to research. How should she proceed?

Question 9 9. Which of the following could be a sample for a study of the spending habits of high school students in Canada?

Question 10 10. When performing an archival study, you need

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Question 11 11. If your draft is returned to you with edits, you should:

Question 12 12. When should an abstract be written?

Question 13 13. Your research question is 'Do violent people watch violent television, and do nonviolent people watch nonviolent television?' We decide to remove 'do nonviolent people watch nonviolent television?' from this question. Why?

Question 14 14. Jared would like to study the similarities and differences between the practice regimes of athletes at different socioeconomic levels. How would you expect Jared to ideally approach his sample selection?

Question 15 15. 'In this study, we found that red pens caused graders to increase the number of errors' is a statement most likely from:

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Question 16 16. Inductive and deductive reasoning typically describes _____.

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. What are some important characteristics of a good primary source of research?

Question 19 19. 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 20 20. Why are hypotheses paired with null hypotheses?

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Question 21 21. A researcher recently completed her study and has written a report. She wants to submit it a journal. What should she do next?

Question 22 22. 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 23 23. Selecting the correct journal to submit to is MOST likely to:

Question 24 24. Why is it important that the research procedures be conducted in sequential order?

Question 25 25. 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?

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Question 26 26. Which of the following is NOT a reason why formulating a research question is one of the first steps in a research project?

Question 27 27. A true experiment typically involves

Question 28 28. '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 29 29. A researcher needs to understand if a new type of antidepressant medication works when compared to people not taking it. This is an example of which kind of study?

Question 30 30. 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?

Setting Up the Research Study: Tutoring Solution Chapter Exam Instructions

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