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Setting Up the Research Study Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. FILL IN THE BLANKS: _____ is defined as manipulating a component to see if the manipulation has an effect on other aspects of the participant, while _____ is defined as a process of reviewing already collected data and analyzing it.

Question 2 2. Which of the following has NOT been operationalized?

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

Question 4 4. The reason that a researcher summarizes what they find in their literature review, and publishes it along with their study, is to:

Question 5 5. Which of the following statements is not correct?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following terms refers to a journal in which research articles are critically assessed by experts in the field?

Question 7 7. Which of the following terms refers to variables that can increase or decrease the relationship between the independent and dependent variable?

Question 8 8. 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 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. A literature review is best defined as:

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Question 11 11. A hypothesis is:

Question 12 12. A good example of secondary research is:

Question 13 13. Which of the following is not one of the steps for writing a good research question?

Question 14 14. A study on exercise might remove patients who have difficulty moving. Why?

Question 15 15. What are some important characteristics of a good primary source of research?

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Question 16 16. FILL IN THE BLANKS: ___ is an educated prediction that provides an explanation for an observed event, while ___ is defined as a prediction that there will be no effect observed during the study.

Question 17 17. Which of the following is the scientific and professional organization representing psychologists from the United States that has established a standard by which research studies are structured, as well as how referencing other works are cited in-text?

Question 18 18. A true experiment typically involves

Question 19 19. Which of the following is NOT a reason why formulating a research question is one of the first steps in a research project?

Question 20 20. Which of the following terms refers to factual, firsthand accounts of the study written by a person who was part of the study?

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Question 21 21. 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 22 22. Due to its ease of data collection, most experiments are conducted using this kind of sample:

Question 23 23. Which of the following is a significant problem with secondary research?

Question 24 24. Which of the following terms refers to a detailed description of the hypothesis, procedures, participants, materials, and details used?

Question 25 25. Why are hypotheses paired with null hypotheses?

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Question 26 26. Which of the following statements is not correct?

Question 27 27. Which of the following is NOT a quality of a well written title?

Question 28 28. Which of the following is not one of the main types of procedures?

Question 29 29. Starting off with a research question provides a researcher with:

Question 30 30. The results of an experiment indicate that owning pets reduces a participant's stress. Therefore, it is concluded that there is some type of relationship between stress levels and pet ownership. Which of the following best describes this type of reasoning?

Setting Up the Research Study 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 yellow "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!

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