Practice Research Quiz For Ch. 1 - 3a

27 Questions  I  By Patriciawhalen on January 27, 2010
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1.  How are research questions most often described?
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2.  In general, when selecting factors for a study, you want to be sure of which of these?
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3.  Which of the following best describes a hypothesis?
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4.  Experimental methods can typically be described by which of the following?<!--[endif]-->
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5.  Michael hands out a survey to find out the average age and schooling level of his class. What type of research is this?
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6.  Identify and select the correct order of steps in scientific inquiry (note:  these are not ALL of the steps in the process)
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7.  Which of the following is true of the scientific method of inquiry?
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8.  Nonexperimental research methods consist of which of the following?
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9.  Hannah assigns children to different teaching method groups and tests their math performance after six weeks.  This is an example of what type of research?
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10.  What is the major difference between applied and basic research?
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11.  Samantha is interested in studying the relationship between gender differences and verbal ability. This is an example of what type of research?
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12.  When variables compete to explain the same effects, what are they sometimes called?
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13.  In a study of the effect of the amount TV viewing on children’s aggressiveness, amount of TV viewing would be what type of variable?
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14.  Factorial designs are experiments that can best be defined by which of these statements?
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15.  What type of variable has an unpredictable impact on the dependent variable?
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16.  The null hypothesis represents which of the following statements?
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17.  Which type of study may NOT have an implied null hypothesis?
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18.  Our job as researchers is to eliminate ___________ as a factor contributing to differences between groups.
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19.  What does a good research question usually pursue?
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20.  The interpretation of “differences are significant” means that the differences found are_________________.
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21.  There will be no relationship between children's time in day care and later academic achievement. This is an example of which of the following?
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22.  The significance level reported in a research study can be explained by which of the following?
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23.  What is the term often associated with the random variability introduced into every study as a function of the group of subjects participating, as well as many other unforeseen factors?
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24.  Which of the following is a characteristic of a well-written research hypothesis?
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25.  Which of the following is a good way to find a research topic?
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26.  Which source should NOT be cited in a formal academic literature review?
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27.  Type anything in the box below to get credit for this answer.  Do not try to answer these here, but be sure to be able to answer the following for the midterm:A.  Explain why a control group is important in an experiment.B. Why is it important to conduct secondary research and to have some theory in mind and a hypothesis in place before collecting data?C.  Why is it important that research be replicable?D.  Why is it important to select a sample that represents the population as closely as possible?E.  What is meant by statistical significance ?F.  How is the independent variable different from the dependent variable?G.  Discuss how to develop an idea into a research question, then a hypothesis.  For the following example, write a research question and pose a hypothesis.
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