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1

The research method that allows the researcher the greatest amount of control over relevant factors is the case study method

False

2

The ethical guidelines for conducting research with humans state that is is never appropriate to deceive the participant

False

3

Observer bias relates to the potential drawback of observational studies characterized by participants altering their behavior as a result of the researcher's presence

False

4

If you are interested in uncovering cause-and-effect relationships between two variables, you would use the correlational method

False

5

The standard deviation is a more sensitive measure of variability than the range

True

6

The results of previous research and the psychologist's observations of behavior are two common sources of what?

Hypothesis

7

Normally, which scientific method of research is used to learn about people's opinions, attitudes, and values?

Survey

8

Experimental research, as opposed to correlational research, is characterized by what?

The manipulation and control of variables

9

What is the most controversial concern of the ethical guidelines for conducting research with humans?

Deception

10

Which type of sample would least likely be demographically based?

Representative sample

11

If correctly used, the observational method frequently has which result for the researcher?

Developing hypothesis to be examined more completely through the use of other research methods

12

What is not a limitation of the case-study method?

The research project may last for months of even years

13

In addition to your test score, your professor will give you only one piece of information concerning your test performance relative to that of your classmates. Which of the following statistics would give you the most useful information?

Percentile

14

In the following distributions of scores - 1, 4, 4, 5, 6, 8, 8, 8, 10 - what is the median score?

6

15

What is the most important question to ask when evaluating a survey study?

Was there bias in the selection of subjects?