How Observational & Field Research Are Used to Collect Data


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Which of the following is the process by which a researcher makes decisions about how to answer research questions?

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1. What is the term for research completed in the real world?

2. If your research design required a fair degree of control over the setting of the research conducted, which type of design should be utilized?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Data collection in these two types of research is a vital task in being able to report your findings from that research, and this quiz and worksheet combination will help you more fully understand how each type of research affects your ability to collect data. These practice questions will help you test your understanding of research types and the settings for research.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • Your understanding of research
  • Type of research that involves watching participants
  • Settings of psychological research
  • The drawbacks of certain types of research

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about data collection and the two types of research methods that are discussed in the related lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding research and data collection methods and interpret it correctly
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately identify types of research and concepts related to research by their definitions

Additional Learning

Learn more about research methods by taking a look at the accompanying lesson, How Observational & Field Research Are Used to Collect Data. Beyond providing you with a definition of observational and field research, this lesson also covers the following objectives:

  • Define research design
  • Detail research methods, such as lab, field, and observational research
  • Differentiate between the three aforementioned research methods
  • Understand when to use which research methods and the drawbacks, as well as advantages, of any given research method in a psychological study