Surveys, Interviews, and Case Studies Video

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How are surveys and interviews similar?

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1.

In what way is a survey better than a case study?

I. It allows the researcher to collect information on a lot of people.

II. It doesn't take that much time.

III. It produces the most accurate data.

2. Why might a researcher choose to do a case study rather than a survey or an interview?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you evaluate your understanding of the methods used to collect data in psychology. Some of the topics that are covered in the quiz include sample sizes and in-depth observation.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this summary worksheet and quiz to study:

  • Questionnaire that involves writing responses about yourself
  • Research type where questions are asked and answers are recorded
  • Observational research that takes an in-depth look
  • What tool provides the most accurate information
  • Research tool that enables the largest sample size

Skills Practiced

These tools give you a chance to practice the following skills:

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about the research method that delivers information that is the most accurate
  • Defining key concepts - verify that you can define the various types of psychological research tools
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related research tools in developmental psychology lesson

Additional Learning

To study more about the main ways to gather information in research, complete the corresponding lesson, Surveys, Interviews, and Case Studies. This lesson will help you:

  • Know about three methods for collecting data for research
  • Appreciate what surveys involve and their primary drawbacks
  • Describe how interviews can enjoy a higher response rate
  • Understand how case studies differ from simple interviews
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