PSY 245 WEEK 3 Nonexperimental Research Quiz

PSY 245 WEEK 3 Nonexperimental Research Quiz

Complete the Nonexperimental Research Quiz.

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Answer each of the following (multiple-choice, fill-in-the-blank, or short-answer) according to the prompt.

  1. Which of the following is a type of descriptive research?
  • Naturalistic observation
  • Surveys and inventories
  • Tests and inventories
  • All of the above
  1. If no manipulation of a variable by the researcher occurs, the research is classified as ______________________ research.
  • Correlational research is used to examine
  • cause and effect
  • the relationship between two variables that cannot be manipulated
  • outcomes of an experiment
  • none of the above
  1. Which of the following is an example of an ex post facto study?
  • Two groups of patients that receive different treatments manipulated by the researcher
  • A study that watches behaviors in the classroom as they occur
  • Examining the socioeconomic level of a student and his or her score on a state exam
  • None of the above
  1. Why is it necessary to use ex post facto studies? Provide an example of a situation where ex post facto studies is necessary.

Use the steps of developing a good questionnaire evaluate the following survey questions.

  1. Should government do something about health care?
  • This question is too broad.
  • This question is unclear about the meaning by “something.”
  • This question is not specific enough.
  • All of the above
  1. People often recognize the importance of gun control in the prevention of crime. What is your opinion of gun control?
  • This question is not specific enough.
  • This question is leading, suggesting the right answer.
  • This question is unclear.
  • None of the above
  1. Should the government force you to pay higher taxes?
  • This question has appropriate language.
  • This question is not specific enough.
  • This question is a loaded question. It uses the emotionally charged word force.
  • All of the above
  1. Do you favor life sentences for repeat offenders and stricter sentences for criminals who used guns?
  • This question has two questions, packing too much in.
  • This question is clear.
  • This question is specific enough.
  • None of the above
  1. What is your age? Response options: 0–10; 10–20; 20–30; 30–40; 40+.
  • This question has mutually exclusive responses.
  • This question is has response options that are not mutually exclusive.
  • This question is not specific enough.
  • All of the above

PSY 245 WEEK 3 Nonexperimental Research Quiz