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Question number: 1

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A researcher determines that the crime rate in a large city fluctuates with the phases of the moon. He concludes that the gravitational pull of the moon influences human behavior. He has committed what error?

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a.

He explained the placebo effect.

b.

He failed to measure the gravitational pull to test his hypothesis.

c.

He incorrectly inferred correlation from causation.

d.

He has overlooked the placebo effect.

e.

He incorrectly inferred causation from correlation.

Question number: 2

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A research study that assesses participants in a laboratory setting in February, May, and August is an example of

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a.

a longitudinal study.

b.

a cross sectional study

c.

a naturalistic observation study.

d.

ecological validity.

e.

the third variable problem.

Question number: 3

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To be confident that a cause-and-effect relationship exists, it is necessary to

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perform a controlled experiment.

b.

perform an uncontrolled experiment.

c.

engage in naturalistic observation.

d.

test for a negative correlation.

e.

develop a positive correlation.

Question number: 4

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A study to determine the degree of relationship between two events is called

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a controlled experiment.

b.

the survey method.

c.

the correlational method.

d.

the field method.

e.

naturalistic observation.