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Introduction to Research Design & Statistical Analysis for Psychology

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Choose an answer and hit 'next'. You will receive your score and answers at the end.

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What is the goal of a study?

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1. What is the control group intended to do in a study?

2. How do psychologists use the scientific method? Choose the best answer.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will help gauge your understanding of how the scientific method can help to study behaviors and their causes. Topics you will need to know to pass the quiz include the goals of a study and the challenges researchers face when conducting a study.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tool to test your knowledge of:

  • Why studies are conducted
  • The purpose of a control group in a study
  • A crucial element in a study

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz lets you practice the following skills:

  • Critical thinking: apply relevant concepts to examine how the scientific method can be used in a behavioral study
  • Information recall: access the knowledge you've gained regarding using the scientific method to study behaviors
  • Knowledge application: use your knowledge to answer questions about the scientific method being used to study behaviors

Additional Learning

To learn more about the scientific method's connection to behavioral studies, review the accompanying lesson, Using the Scientific Method to Study Behaviors. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Explains how the scientific method is used in psychology
  • Provides an example of a study based on overindulgent parents and the results associated with the study
  • Defines scientific control
  • Explores the goals of a study
  • Details the challenges researches face when conducting a study
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