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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?

Choices

Choice (5) Response

a.

He incorrectly inferred correlation from causation.

b.

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

c.

He explained the placebo effect.

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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Choice (5) Response

a.

a naturalistic observation study.

b.

a cross sectional study

c.

a longitudinal 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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Choice (5) Response

a.

test for a negative correlation.

b.

perform a controlled experiment.

c.

engage in naturalistic observation.

d.

develop a positive correlation.

e.

perform an uncontrolled experiment.

Question number: 4

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

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Choice (5) Response

a.

the survey method.

b.

the field method.

c.

the correlational method.

d.

naturalistic observation.

e.

a controlled experiment.

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