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  • Q1
    In general, when selecting factors for a study, you want to be sure of which of these?
    They are available to investigate
    They are available to investigate
    They have been investigated
    They do not lead to another question
  • Q2
    Which of the following are aims of the ethical codes by which psychology researchers operate?
    Protection of the researcher from harm
    Protection of participants from distress
    Protection of organizations involved in research from legal consequences
    All of the above
  • Q3
    Which of the following best describes a hypothesis?
    Posits a clear relationship between different factors
    Tested by collecting only the data that support it
    Proposed before a good research question can be developed
    Statement that you set out to prove
  • Q4
    If a researcher uses a tape of legend from a Tribal elder as a source of data, he is using a data source known as a(n)
    oral statement
    secondary source
  • Q5
    Experimental methods can typically be described by which of the following?
  • Q6
    Michael hands out a survey to find out the average age and schooling level of his class. What type of research is this?
  • Q7
    What does a good research question usually pursue?
    A small part of a broad topic
    A topic unrelated to any other topics
    The same thing as the null hypothesis
    A broad topic
  • Q8
    What advice do we give regarding ethical issues around the use of email in your project?
    Sending unsolicited emails to large numbers of people is an excellent way of gaining a good sample.
    It is preferable to use your personal email account rather than your personal one to contact gatekeepers.
    Distributing questionnaires by email can compromise the anonymity of individual participants’ responses.
    None of the above.
  • Q9
    Identify and select the correct order of steps in scientific inquiry
    Asking the question, identifying the important factors, asking new questions, testing the hypothesis
    Formulating a hypothesis, collecting relevant information, testing the hypothesis, working with the hypothesis
    Reconsidering the theory, asking new questions, identifying the important factors, collecting relevant information
    Asking new questions, reconsidering the theory, working with the hypothesis, testing the hypothesis
  • Q10
    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?
    Independent variable
    Dependent variable
    Extraneous variable
    Control variable

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