Data Collection in Industrial/Organizational Psychology


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Which of the following is a benefit of using hidden cameras to record behaviors in an industrial/occupational research study?

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1. Which of the following is the major difference between a questionnaire and an interview?

2. Which of these is an example of an open-ended question?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet assessment tool allows you to measure your basic understanding of data collection in I/O psychology is a short period of time. You must be able to identify examples of these data collection methods in order to successfully complete this quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

On this quiz, you will be expected to:

  • Recognize a benefit of using hidden cameras to record behavior an I/O research study
  • Differentiate between a questionnaire and an interview
  • Identify an example of an open-ended question
  • Explain why a researcher would want to use unobtrusive methods to gather data in a study
  • List examples of qualitative data

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson, such as what qualitative data is
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast interviews and questionnaires
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about why a researcher would choose unobtrusive methods when gathering data and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding open-ended questions

Additional Learning

Collect more information about this topic by viewing the lesson titled Data Collection in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. Information discussed in this lesson includes:

  • What a closed-ended question is
  • What 'unobtrusive measurement' refers to
  • How qualitative and quantitative data differ