Correlational Studies in Psychology: Examples, Advantages & Types


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When conducting correlational research, which is an example of natural observation?

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1. When conducting correlational studies, which is an example of survey reseach?

2. When conducting correlational studies, which is an example of archival research?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

To accurately answer the multiple-choice questions on this quiz and worksheet, you'll need to be able to identify an example of each type of correlational research, understand confounding factors and interpret coefficients of correlation.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Evaluate your understanding of the following with these study tools:

  • Examples of natural observation, survey research and archival research
  • Confounding factors
  • What the coefficient of correlation means about your variables

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on features of correlational studies in psychology
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding coefficients of correlation and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about examples of correlational study types

Additional Learning

View the accompanying lesson called Correlational Studies in Psychology: Examples, Advantages & Types for more details about this subject, including the following topics:

  • Natural observation
  • Survey research and random samples
  • Archival research
  • Relationships between variables