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Quiz 2: Research Methods Review

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Quiz 2: Research Methods Review PSYC 2351

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Ten multiple-choice questions based on previous knowledge.
Psychology of Adolescence
Dr. Miller
Class Notes
research methods, psychology research methods
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Date Created: 02/02/16
QUESTION 1  Jonah wants to know if a certain type of music can cause adolescent depression. Which  research method would be best for him to use?    a Naturalistic observation  .    b Correlational research  .    c Experimental  .  research    d Descriptive research  .  QUESTION 2  Medical researchers at Harvard University began to study registered nurses in Massachusetts  more than 30 years ago. Every year they send a survey asking about state of health, diet,  exercise, and other health­related behaviors to the nurses. What type of research are they  conducting?    a Longitudinal research  .    b Cross­sectional research  .    c Correlational research  .    d Experimental research  .                            QUESTION 3  A psychologist investigates the effect of peer mentoring on students' grades in school. At the  beginning of a school year, ninth­graders are randomly assigned to two groups. One group gets  peer mentoring, whereas the other group does not. At the end of the year, the researcher found  that students who were mentored had significantly higher grades than the students who were  not mentored. What was the dependent variable in this experiment?    a Peer mentoring  .    b Ninth­graders  .    c Grades  .    d Time of the school year  .      QUESTION 4  Lisa (and 49 other 9th graders) is participating in research that requires her to wear a beeper.  When she receives a beep, she must record whether she is with friends or family. What  methodology is this study using?    a Correlational  .    b Case study  .    c Physiological measures  .    d Experience sampling  .  QUESTION 5  Which of the following variables is LEAST likely to be an independent variable in an  experiment?    a Hours of teacher training  .    b Family size  .    c Parental involvement in school  .    d TV­viewing behavior  .  QUESTION 6  Professor Dutchey is interested in the flirting behaviors of adolescent boys and girls. She brings  a group of 15 year­old boys and girls to a room at her university and observes their behavior  through a two­way mirror. What type of research is Dr. Dutchey conducting?    a Experimental  .    b Naturalistic observation  .    c Correlational  .    d Laboratory  .  observation  QUESTION 7  Which of the following is the weakest correlation coefficient?    a +.  .  06    b Ð.09  .    c Ð.82  .    d +. 78  .  QUESTION 8  A scientist wants to determine the link between parents' punishment of their children and the  children's rebellious behavior. Which research strategy is she or he likely to use?    a Correlational  .  research    b Experimental research  .    c Laboratory research  .    d Case study  .  QUESTION 9  A case study is most likely to be used    a when the results need to be generalizable.  .    b to prevent socially desirable responses.  .    c when an individual's circumstances are  .  unique.    d with research on adolescents.  .  QUESTION 10  Dr. Richards had a motivational speaker talk to the sports teams at one high school in town but  not at the other high school. He then measured athletes' levels of motivation at both schools and  found that there was a difference between the two schools. He concluded that the speaker  caused the higher motivation in the athletes at the one school. One reason this study is flawed  is because    a the control group and experimental group were the same.  .    b there was no independent variable.  .    c there was no random assignment to groups.  .    d there was no dependent variable.  .                             


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