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This activity contains 15 questions.

Question 1.
Jerry is conducting a research study to discover whether a new teaching technique will improve the reading comprehension skills of 3rd graders. Which of the following samples will best allow Jerry to generalize his results to the population?


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Question 2.
Which of the following techniques would be most effective for identifying the reasons that a high school senior chooses not to apply to college?


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Question 3.
A research study indicates that individuals with a college education earn more income, on average, than individuals without a college education. Which of the following is an accurate statement?


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Question 4.

Terry teaches four science classes for eighth graders each day. She wants to see if a new computer simulation will help her students learn science concepts. She cannot randomly assign the students to different classes because the students are already enrolled in certain class periods. Terry uses the computer simulation in two of her four classes. She compares tests results of the two classes that used the computer simulation to the test results of the two classes that did not use the computer simulation. What type of research design did Terry use in her study?

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Question 5.
Which of the following statements best describes the role of random assignment in research?


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Question 6.

In his college work, Mr. Nathan, now a fifth grade teacher, studied how children in a village in the Sudan were disciplined by the people in the village. He found there were few incidents of misbehavior and, when they did occur, any person in the village was free to correct the infraction. This study is an example of what type of research design?

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Question 7.
Which of the following is an example of a naturalistic study?


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Question 8.
A group of researchers wants to study the sleeping patterns of newborn babies who live in urban areas, but the researchers cannot observe these patterns. Which of the following data collection methods would be most appropriate?


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Question 9.
Dr. Wolfe wants to know why some children behave more aggressively while playing sports than others. What is the next step that she must follow in the research process?


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Question 10.
Which of the following researchers failed to act ethically when designing a research study?


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Question 11.
Ms. Liu is a new teacher who just developed her first test on American history. Ms. Liu asked her colleague who had been teaching for 10 years to check if the content was appropriate for the test. What was Ms. Liu's concern when she asked for her colleague's expert opinion?


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Question 12.
Katerina wants to know whether the trait of shyness is stable, over time, among only children. Which of the following research designs would be most appropriate for this study?


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Question 13.
Which of the following is an example of a quasi-experimental research design?


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Question 14.

Dolan completed a correlational study regarding teenagers and smoking. She found a high correlation between smoking more than a pack a day and skipping class at least twice a week. In her research report Dolan concluded that smoking more than a pack a day causes students to skip class and that stronger efforts should be made to keep students in class. What, if anything, is wrong with Dolan's research report?

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Question 15.

Amanda was observing a group of 12-year-olds when one child, Errol, told another child, Steven, that he wasn't smart. Amanda then observed Steven push Errol. In her observational notes, Amanda wrote "I understand why Steven got angry. I also hate to be challenged in front of my peers." Amanda's writing is an example of what?

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