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Question 1

Types of Research

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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 (4)Response

a.

He incorrectly inferred correlation from causation.

b.

He incorrectly inferred causation from correlation.

c.

He has overlooked the placebo effect.

d.

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

Question 2

Types of Research

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

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

a naturalistic observation study.

b.

the third variable problem.

c.

ecological validity.

d.

a longitudinal study.

Question 3

Types of Research

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

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

perform a controlled experiment.

b.

test for a negative correlation.

c.

perform an uncontrolled experiment.

d.

develop a positive correlation.

Question 4

Types of Research

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

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

naturalistic observation.

b.

the survey method.

c.

the field method.

d.

the correlational method.

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