Limits of Clinical Investigations: What Clinical Research Can and Can't Do


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Why are case studies NOT always the best approach when doing clinical research?

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1. Why do psychologists do clinical research?

2. _____ is the study of abnormal behaviors, feelings, and thoughts, which are often divided into psychological disorders.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Test your ability to understand the components to clinical research that can impact the results. Quiz questions assess your knowledge of what a case study is and why clinical research is carried out.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the following:

  • Case study
  • Reason for clinical research
  • Generalizing research
  • Difference between correlation and causation
  • Practical example involving schizophrenics living in urban areas

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related clinical research lesson
  • Distinguishing differences- compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as correlation and causation
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about the reasons why researchers do clinical research

Additional Learning

To learn more about concepts related to clinical research, read through the brief lesson titled Limits of Clinical Investigations: What Clinical Research Can and Can't Do. This lesson will help you:

  • Identify what clinical research is
  • Learn how generalizability can be a limitation of clinical research
  • Distinguish differences between causation and correlation