Using Experiments to Collect Social Research Data


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In an experiment, a researcher is attempting to demonstrate _________________.

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1. Anna only wants to use variables in her experiment that can be measured and manipulated. Which of the following variables should Anna NOT use?

2. In Solomon Asch's study, he wanted to study the phenomenon of the participant's social desire to _________________.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo helps gauge your knowledge of how social research data is collected for experiments. You will need to be able to identify the purpose of an experiment and understand Solomon Asch's study to pass the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet can help you review:

  • Henri Tajfel's social identify experiment
  • Solomon Asch's study
  • What a researcher is trying to demonstrate through an experiment
  • Conducting an experiment

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related social experiment lesson
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about conducting an experiment
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding the Solomon Asch study

Additional Learning

To learn more about collecting social research data, review the corresponding lesson, Using Experiments to Collect Social Research Data. This lesson will help you:

  • Identify parts of an experiment
  • Review Solomon Asch's study
  • Examine the purposes of an experiment
  • Determine how social research data is collected through the manipulation of social ideas