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Clinical Research in Abnormal Psychology

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What is the purpose of clinical research?

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1. What do correlational studies show?

2. How are causal studies different from correlational studies?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your understanding of clinical research in abnormal psychology. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding the purpose of clinical research as well as knowing what the essential characteristics of case studies are.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to see how much you know about the following:

  • The purpose of clinical research
  • Essential characteristics of case studies
  • The basic result of correlational studies
  • Primary difference between causal and correlational studies

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as abnormal psychology and case studies
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related clinical research in abnormal psychology lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding correlational studies and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about causal studies

Additional Learning

To learn more about the causes and treatments of mental illness, review the corresponding lesson on Clinical Research in Abnormal Psychology. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define abnormal psychology
  • Identify the purpose of clinical research
  • Know the essential characteristics of case studies
  • Learn the basic result of correlational studies
  • Appreciate the primary difference between causal and correlational studies
  • Understand common examples of correlational research
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