Test Bank For The Psychologist as Detective An Introduction to Conducting Research in Psychology 6th Edition By Randolph A. Smith

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Test Bank For The Psychologist as Detective An Introduction to Conducting Research in Psychology 6th Edition By Randolph A. Smith

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Psychological Research and the Research Methods Course
Chapter 2 Developing a Good Research Idea and Conducting an Ethical Project
Chapter 3 Qualitative Research Methods
Chapter 4 Nonexperimental Methods: Descriptive Methods, Correlational Studies, Ex Post Facto Studies, Survey and Questionnaires, Sampling, and Basic Research Strategies
Chapter 5 Using the Scientific Method in Psychology
Chapter 6 Conducting a Good Experiment I: Variables and Control
Chapter 7 Conducting a Good Experiment II: Final Considerations, Unanticipated Influences, and Cross-Cultural Issues
Chapter 8 Internal and External Validity
Chapter 9 Using Statistics to Answer Questions
Chapter 10 Designing, Conducting, Analyzing, and Interpreting Experiments with Two Groups
Chapter 11 Designing, Conducting, Analyzing, and Interpreting Experiments with More than Two Groups
Chapter 12 Designing, Conducting, Analyzing, and Interpreting Experiments with Multiple Independent Variables
Chapter 13 Alternative Research Designs
Chapter 14 Writing and Assembling an APA-Format Research Report

Key: Answer, Page, Type, Learning Objective, Level

 

Type

A=Applied

C=Conceptual

F=Factual

Level

(1)=Easy; (2)=Moderate; (3)=Difficult

 

LO=Learning Objective

SG=Used in Study Guide

p=page

 

Multiple Choice Single Select

 

M/C Question 1
Qualitative research has its roots in

  1. a)  sociological and anthropological research.
  2. b)  sociological and statistical research.

Consider This: What other broad areas of social science research, aside from psychology, help to understand human and societal behavior?
LO 3.1: Describe qualitative research and its characteristics

  1. c)  anthropological research and specifically defined variables.

Consider This: What other broad areas of social science research, aside from psychology, help to understand human and societal behavior?
LO 3.1: Describe qualitative research and its characteristics

  1. d)  statistical research and specifically defined variables.

Consider This: What other broad areas of social science research, aside from psychology, help to understand human and societal behavior?
LO 3.1: Describe qualitative research and its characteristics

ANS: a

Skill=Understand the Concepts, Objective=LO 3.1: Describe qualitative research and its characteristics, Topic=General Overview, Difficulty=Easy

 

M/C Question 2
Compared to other types of research, qualitative research is more

  1. a)  holistic.
  2. b)  traditional.

Consider this: Qualitative research seeks to understand societal or human problems. LO 3.1: Describe qualitative research and its characteristics

  1. c)  narrowly focused.

Consider this: Qualitative research seeks to understand societal or human problems. LO 3.1: Describe qualitative research and its characteristics

  1. d)  laboratory-based.

Consider this: Qualitative research seeks to understand societal or human problems. LO 3.1: Describe qualitative research and its characteristics

ANS: a

Skill=Understand the Concepts, Objective=LO 3.1: Describe qualitative research and its characteristics, Topic=General Overview, Difficulty=Easy

 

M/C Question 3
Franz Boas set the stage for qualitative research when he

  1. a)  described the Inuit people of the 1880s.
  2. b)  published “A History of Experimental Psychology.”

Consider This: Qualitative psychology has a holistic, descriptive approach to research. LO 3.1: Describe qualitative research and its characteristics

  1. c)  conducted the first laboratory-based, experimental psychology study.

Consider This: Qualitative psychology has a holistic, descriptive approach to research. LO 3.1: Describe qualitative research and its characteristics

  1. d)  studied posttraumatic stress disorder.

Consider This: Qualitative psychology has a holistic, descriptive approach to research. LO 3.1: Describe qualitative research and its characteristics

ANS: a

Skill=Understand the Concepts, Objective=LO 3.1: Describe qualitative research and its characteristics, Topic=General Overview, Difficulty=Easy

 

M/C Question 4
Qualitative research evolved as the discipline of psychology became

  1. a)  more diverse.
  2. b)  more scientific.

Consider This: Not all psychological phenomena can be examined in experimental, lab-based studies. LO 3.1: Describe qualitative research and its characteristics

  1. c)  less descriptive.

Consider This: Not all psychological phenomena can be examined in experimental, lab-based studies. LO 3.1: Describe qualitative research and its characteristics

  1. d)  less mature.

Consider This: Not all psychological phenomena can be examined in experimental, lab-based studies. LO 3.1: Describe qualitative research and its characteristics

ANS: a

Skill=Understand the Concepts, Objective=LO 3.1: Describe qualitative research and its characteristics, Topic=General Overview, Difficulty=Easy

 

M/C Question 5
When writing a qualitative research report, it is formed predominantly with

  1. a)  words.
  2. b)  statistics.

Consider This: Qualitative reports seek to describe a phenomenon in a more holistic manner. LO 3.1: Describe qualitative research and its characteristics

  1. c)  mathematical equations.

Consider This: Qualitative reports seek to describe a phenomenon in a more holistic manner. LO 3.1: Describe qualitative research and its characteristics

  1. d)  defining specific variables.

Consider This: Qualitative reports seek to describe a phenomenon in a more holistic manner. LO 3.1: Describe qualitative research and its characteristics

ANS: a

Skill=Understand the Concepts, Objective=LO 3.1: Describe qualitative research and its characteristics, Topic=General Overview, Difficulty=Easy

 

M/C Question 6
Unlike experimental research reports, a qualitative research report would incorporate

  1. a)  the views of informants.
  2. b)  preconceived hypotheses.

Consider This: Qualitative research seeks to describe human perspectives on phenomena. LO 3.1: Describe qualitative research and its characteristics

  1. c)  statistical analyses.

Consider This: Qualitative research seeks to describe human perspectives on phenomena. LO 3.1: Describe qualitative research and its characteristics

  1. d)  a description of the laboratory setting.

Consider This: Qualitative research seeks to describe human perspectives on phenomena. LO 3.1: Describe qualitative research and its characteristics

ANS: a

Skill=Understand the Concepts, Objective=LO 3.1: Describe qualitative research and its characteristics, Topic=General Overview, Difficulty=Easy

 

M/C Question 7
When conducting research in a natural setting, the researcher commits to spending a significant amount of time in the

  1. a)  field doing observation.
  2. b)  laboratory doing research.

Consider This: Qualitative researchers have to be certain they are accurately describing a societal phenomenon. LO 3.1: Describe qualitative research and its characteristics

  1. c)  library reading textbooks.

Consider This: Qualitative researchers have to be certain they are accurately describing a societal phenomenon. LO 3.1: Describe qualitative research and its characteristics

  1. d)  classroom teaching.

Consider This: Qualitative researchers have to be certain they are accurately describing a societal phenomenon. LO 3.1: Describe qualitative research and its characteristics

ANS: a

Skill=Understand the Concepts, Objective=LO 3.1: Describe qualitative research and its characteristics, Topic=General Overview, Difficulty=Easy

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