Strategies for Choosing a Data Collection Technique


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A researcher needs to understand if a new type of antidepressant medication works when compared to people not taking it. This is an example of which kind of study?

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1. Surveys are done to understand

2. When performing an archival study, you need

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

A few questions will give you common definitions of various data collection techniques. You will need to select the correct term. Other questions will present you with a term. Areas such as surveys, meta-analysis, and antidepressant medication will be discussed.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be tested on the following:

  • Surveys
  • Archival studies
  • Meta-analysis

Skills Practiced

You will practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related data collection techniques lesson
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of meta-analysis
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding surveys and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

You should also read the corresponding lesson Strategies for Choosing a Data Collection Technique. The lesson will cover the following topics:

  • Defining experiments
  • Understanding surveys
  • Exploring archival studies
  • Describing meta-analysis
  • Detailing the observation method