Quiz: Research Methods
This information gathered for this quiz comes from Psychology 101, Chapter 1: Research Methods.
Directions: Respond to the following items with either true or false. When you have responded to all items, click the Score button at the bottom of the page.
The variable in an experiment that is known from the start and
does not change is called the independent variable.
of tests is vital if you want to compare test results.
Random assignment of subjects to groups controls for selection
the researchers are unaware of the expected outcome of a study, it is
said to be a single blind study.
artificiality of laboratory research is a major negative factor in
its shortcomings, the survey is a great way to gather large amounts of
information in a short amount of time.
studies are an effective way to demonstrate cause and effect in a
placebo effect refers to the bias created when a subject is aware of the
expected results or has ideas about his or her expected performance.
Theory is a testable form of a hypothesis.
a case study can provide a lot of qualitative data, it lacks the ability
to gather generalizable quantitative data.