PSYC 255 Quiz 2 – Question and Answers


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PSYC 255 Quiz 2 Liberty University

  1. Which of the following is not a suggestion for survey construction?
  2. Correlational research does NOT establish
  3. A(n) __________ is an in-depth observation of an individual, animal, event, or treatment method.
  4. Which of the following is similar to archival research in the use of existing documents?
  5. What type of research evaluates the relationship among variables?
  6. Which of the following is not an advantage to survey research?
  7. Jason and Kelly are trying to decide on which research method they should employ for a project in their research methods class.  They have decided to use a correlational research method.  Of the reasons below, what is the best reason why Jason and Kelly selected this method?
  8. The first step to survey construction is to think about the purpose of the survey.  This is important for all the reasons below except:
  9. A friend in your class wants to construct close-ended questions for a survey.  From the reasons listed below, why do you think your friend is interested in using close-ended questions?
  10. This chapter discusses research by the National Sleep Foundation finding that 36% of respondents reported falling asleep while driving.  These results were obtained from what type of research?
  11. Social desirability occurs when….
  12. Gazdzinski and colleagues examined the relationship between weight of individuals and biochemical deficiencies.  This was an example of what type of research?
  13. Survey research allows to you to investigate __________.
  14. In the summer of 1960, Jane Goodall went to East Africa to live among the chimpanzee population.  What type of research was Goodall conducting?
  15. Which sentence below does not accurately describe correlations?
  16. The independent variable is __________.
  17. __________ states that your measure should be similar to other measures of the same variable.
  18. In this reliability assessment procedure, you repeat the split-half method multiple times and obtain an average of the correlation coefficients.
  19. Which of the following statements best describes a subject variable?
  20. Which of the following is considered to be the most common type of reliability assessment?
  21. Reliability is __________.
  22. A(n) __________ is a characteristic or attribute of a participant that can impact a study.
  23. Which of the following statements is correct?
  24. Recently, the Mozart effect was studied by Jones and Estell by dividing high school participants into two groups.  The first group listened to Mozart’s music and the second group did not.  Both groups completed a series of spatial problems tasks.  Results showed that the group of participants who listened to Mozart’s music had higher scores on the spatial problems tasks.  In this example, what is the independent variable?
  25. The control group is the group of participants __________.
  26. If a researcher is comparing a new method or technique to the current method or technique, what would participants in the control group be exposed to?
  27. Chapter 5 begins with an Are You Equipped exercise highlighting the impact of texting while walking.  In this example, the speed of walking served as the __________.
  28. __________ is a reliability assessment where a measure is divided into two halves and the halves are compared.
  29. A variable is __________.
  30. __________ is the likelihood that the instrument used to measure a variable actually is related to the topic or theory of interest.