What is Research? - Definition, Purpose & Typical Researchers


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When formulating a research question, one must be careful to choose a question that is _____ and not too _____.

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1. The purpose of research in the psychology field is to:

2. I am studying two babies of the same age. One child eats eight ounces of formula four times a day, and the other eats six ounces of formula six times a day. I guess that this must be because the first baby's stomach is more developed than the second baby's. Formulating this guess or opinion is called making a(n):

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These resources aim to examine your awareness of requirements for research, those who conduct most psychology research, interdisciplinary research, places one can look for worthwhile research topics, why people research.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This practice will more precisely ask you questions about:

  • Why a question must be answerable for research
  • Why doctors are the primary researchers of psychology
  • The classification of research in advertisement
  • Examples of places a researcher might go to find a topic
  • The purpose of psychological research

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about research in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding research methods
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the purpose of research

Additional Learning

Itching to know more about research? If your answer is yes, take a look at our associated lesson by the titled of, What is Research? - Definition, Purpose & Typical Researchers. With the help of this lesson, you will be more knowledgeable of topics like:

  • Purposes of psychological research
  • Necessities of background research
  • The scientific method
  • Those best suited for professional research