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One is most apt to make use of the research literature in the
One is most apt to make use of the research literature in the
One is most apt to make use of the research literature in the
A) idea-generation phase of research.
B) problem-definition phase of research.
C) data-analysis phase of research.
D) interpretation phase of research.
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The consideration of ethical concerns typically takes place during
The consideration of ethical concerns typically takes place during
The consideration of ethical concerns typically takes place during
A) the idea-generating phase.
B) the observation phase.
C) the interpretation phase.
D) the procedures-design phase.
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In what phase of research is the empirical component of science most clearly visible?
In what phase of research is the empirical component of science most clearly visible?
In what phase of research is the empirical component of science most clearly visible?
A) procedures design phase
B) observation phase
C) interpretation phase
D) communication phase
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In which of the following phases of research does the researcher primarily use deductive reasoning?A
In which of the following phases of research does the researcher primarily use deductive reasoning?A
In which of the following phases of research does the researcher primarily use deductive reasoning?
A) problem-definition phase
B) procedures design phase
C) data-analysis phase
D) interpretation phase
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According to Linus Pauling, getting ideas for research is not a problem because
According to Linus Pauling, getting ideas for research is not a problem because
According to Linus Pauling, getting ideas for research is not a problem because
A) one has only to rely on previous research.
B) all ideas are valid for future research.
C) ideas are abundant; you just have to exclude the bad ones.
D) no single idea is unique, just an amalgam of other work.
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What is the difference between an idea and a hypothesis?
What is the difference between an idea and a hypothesis?
What is the difference between an idea and a hypothesis?
A) An idea is more precise and detailed.
B) They are not different.
C) A hypothesis is more precise and detailed.
D) A lay person has ideas; the scientist has hypotheses.
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Assuming that the research question has been determined, a study of abused children would next need
Assuming that the research question has been determined, a study of abused children would next need
Assuming that the research question has been determined, a study of abused children would next need to focus on
A) the feelings and legal rights of parents.
B) ethical considerations.
C) whether the researcher liked children.
D) how to remove abused children from home.
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If you had an idea for a research project, the initial process would involve
If you had an idea for a research project, the initial process would involve
If you had an idea for a research project, the initial process would involve
A) the honing and manipulating of questions.
B) determining what observations need to be made.
C) deciding under what conditions data should be gathered.
D) considering ethical issues and data analysis strategies.
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In the problem-definition phase of a study, questions that we pose are important because
In the problem-definition phase of a study, questions that we pose are important because
In the problem-definition phase of a study, questions that we pose are important because
A) they control the rest of the research procedure.
B) they limit absolutely the parameters of the research.
C) they make demands on scientists to only consider rational ideas.
D) None of the above
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In the procedures-design phase, we are first concerned with
In the procedures-design phase, we are first concerned with
In the procedures-design phase, we are first concerned with
A) which instruments to use.
B) humane treatment of participants.
C) which observations are to be made.
D) ethical considerations.
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Defining a problem is (Multiple Choice Question)
Defining a problem is (Multiple Choice Question)
Defining a problem is
A) a rational process.
B) unstructured, that is, a hit or miss process.
C) not limiting and often unstructured.
D) relatively unimportant in the research process.
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The initial phases of a research study would usually begin with
The initial phases of a research study would usually begin with
The initial phases of a research study would usually begin with
A) observation.
B) defining the problem.
C) a detailed cost/benefit analysis.
D) communicating your ideas to others.
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The idea-generating phase of a research project is usually followed most closely by
The idea-generating phase of a research project is usually followed most closely by
The idea-generating phase of a research project is usually followed most closely by
A) the data-analysis phase.
B) the communication phase.
C) the problem-definition phase.
D) the procedures design phase.
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Psychological research generally is developed from
Psychological research generally is developed from
Psychological research generally is developed from
A) the work of early Greek philosophers.
B) unsystematic hunches.
C) the work of Pythagoras.
D) previous psychological research.
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In the process of research, which of the following phases would come first?
In the process of research, which of the following phases would come first?
In the process of research, which of the following phases would come first?
A) idea-generation
B) problem-definition
C) observation
D) data-analysis
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Which of the following gives the correct order of phases in scientific inquiry?
Which of the following gives the correct order of phases in scientific inquiry?
Which of the following gives the correct order of phases in scientific inquiry?
A) defining, observing, analyzing, and communicating
B) observing, defining, analyzing, and communicating
C) communicating, observing, analyzing, and defining
D) defining, observing, communicating, and analyzing
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In the idea-generating phase of a research project, premature criticism would most likely serve toA)
In the idea-generating phase of a research project, premature criticism would most likely serve toA)
In the idea-generating phase of a research project, premature criticism would most likely serve to
A) sharpen and enhance a good research idea.
B) interrupt and choke an emerging good idea.
C) assist in designing adequate procedures.
D) encourage and stimulate the research team.
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According to the conceptual model of the research process presented in your textbook, which of the f
According to the conceptual model of the research process presented in your textbook, which of the f
According to the conceptual model of the research process presented in your textbook, which of the following is NOT a phase of research?
A) the communication phase
B) the interpretation phase
C) the procedures design phase
D) the a priori phase
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The first phase of research is usually
The first phase of research is usually
The first phase of research is usually
A) the idea-generating phase.
B) the data-analysis phase.
C) the observation phase.
D) the problem-definition phase.
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Which comes first in the scientific inquiry process?
Which comes first in the scientific inquiry process?
Which comes first in the scientific inquiry process?
A) data collection
B) empirical observation
C) creating and asking a question
D) designing the study
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A theory is often judged on the basis of
A theory is often judged on the basis of
A theory is often judged on the basis of
A) whether it is right or wrong.
B) how often it is used and by whom.
C) how useful it is in organizing the data.
D) how sophisticated it is.
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Theories are (Multiple Choice Question)
Theories are (Multiple Choice Question)
Theories are
A) either right or wrong.
B) evaluated on the basis of being right or wrong.
C) not open to verification.
D) always tentative statements.
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In order to be useful, a conceptual model must
In order to be useful, a conceptual model must
In order to be useful, a conceptual model must
A) be real and true.
B) have a tripartite structure, as does the classical model of human memory.
C) make accurate predictions about relationships between observable events.
D) not be tied to any observational base.
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Why is a model of human memory useful?
Why is a model of human memory useful?
Why is a model of human memory useful?
A) It explains the unexplainable.
B) It gives the researcher accurate factual information about the structure of the brain.
C) It is a perfect model for studying memory.
D) It makes accurate predictions about the relationships of behavior to observational events.
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The classical model of memory is a good example of
The classical model of memory is a good example of
The classical model of memory is a good example of
A) a genetic model.
B) a behavioral structure.
C) an abstract model.
D) both A and C.
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Models must be true (i.e., accurately represent nature)
Models must be true (i.e., accurately represent nature)
Models must be true (i.e., accurately represent nature)
A) to have scientific validity.
B) to be valuable in future research.
C) to satisfy publication requirements.
D) None of the above
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Scientists investigate the world by
Scientists investigate the world by
Scientists investigate the world by
A) traveling extensively.
B) scaling down reality.
C) always using complex technology.
D) always using scientific statistical procedures.
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Science uses both (Multiple Choice Question)
Science uses both (Multiple Choice Question)
Science uses both
A) rationalism and tenacity.
B) tenacity and intuition.
C) empiricism and tenacity.
D) rationalism and empiricism.
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A model usually does NOT perform well in
A model usually does NOT perform well in
A model usually does NOT perform well in
A) representing all of reality.
B) theory construction.
C) organizing existing information.
D) predicting new observations or explaining phenomena.
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Which of the following is characteristic of models?
Which of the following is characteristic of models?
Which of the following is characteristic of models?
A) Models represent an expanded version of the reality being represented.
B) Models are incomplete, tentative, and analogical.
C) Models are accurate and complete.
D) Models cannot be constructed to deal with religious thinking.
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A model (Multiple Choice Question)
A model (Multiple Choice Question)
A model
A) represents reality.
B) is reality.
C) necessarily distorts reality.
D) can never represent reality.
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Which of the following is true about models in science?
Which of the following is true about models in science?
Which of the following is true about models in science?
A) A model must be true in order to be scientifically useful.
B) A model is always an incomplete representation of reality.
C) Only true or accurate models will produce accurate predictions.
D) None of the above are true.
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In science, conceptual models ________ reality.
In science, conceptual models ________ reality.
In science, conceptual models ________ reality.
A) duplicate
B) nullify
C) challenge
D) represent
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Models are useful because (Multiple Choice Question)
Models are useful because (Multiple Choice Question)
Models are useful because
A) they represent reality.
B) they help us to understand something that can be complex.
C) they help us to organize knowledge.
D) All of the above
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The term model has come to mean in science
The term model has come to mean in science
The term model has come to mean in science
A) an accurate representation of the true state of nature.
B) a mathematical representation of reality.
C) a miniature representation of reality.
D) a more complex version of simple phenomena.
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Most psychological theories are (Multiple Choice Question)
Most psychological theories are (Multiple Choice Question)
Most psychological theories are
A) inductive theories.
B) based on rational and deductive thinking.
C) functional theories involving deduction.
D) functional theories based on induction and deduction.
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Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of a model?
Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of a model?
Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of a model?
A) Models are simplified representations of a phenomenon and have point-to-point correspondence with some of the characteristics of that phenomenon.
B) Models provide a convenient, manageable and compact representation of the larger complex, and mostly unknown reality.
C) Models are complete linear representat
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Which type of psychological theory does Skinner's work epitomize?
Which type of psychological theory does Skinner's work epitomize?
Which type of psychological theory does Skinner's work epitomize?
A) deductive theory
B) inductive theory
C) functional theory
D) model
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The deductive theorist (Multiple Choice Question)
The deductive theorist (Multiple Choice Question)
The deductive theorist
A) begins with empirical observations and builds to abstract explanations.
B) is not concerned with prediction or explanation.
C) is not interested in making empirical observations.
D) makes deductions based on guiding constructs.
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The inductive theorist (Multiple Choice Question)
The inductive theorist (Multiple Choice Question)
The inductive theorist
A) follows his/her hunches.
B) prefers to go well beyond the data.
C) follows the data wherever they may lead.
D) considers constructs to be of major importance.
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