Types of Research Designs in Psychology


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The goal of a descriptive study is to:

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1. The story of Phineas Gage is a good example of a case study because:

2. The 'stereotype threat' refers to the hypothesis that women and racial minorities will:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There are many methods psychologists utilize in their research. This quiz/worksheet combo will test your knowledge of types of designs used in psychological research. The quiz will ask you about what psychologists do in experimental research, and ask you to analyze a study to determine what it suggests.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on the following:

  • The stereotype threat
  • Story of Phineas Gage
  • Goal of a descriptive study
  • Correlation coefficient

Skills Practiced

These assessments allow for the use of the following skills:

  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to determine what is being suggested in a hypothetical study
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding what psychologists do in experimental research and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the stereotype threat
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the story of Phineas Gage

Additional Learning

Learn more about various research methods by reviewing the accompanying lesson, Types of Research Designs in Psychology. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify how psychological research begins
  • Define variables
  • Explore a study on IQ
  • Understand three major research designs