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CHAPTER 02: Research Methodology MULTIPLE CHOICE 1. Based on your text’s discussion of scientific inquiry, the goals of psychologi- cal science include each of the following EXCEPT ________ behavior and men- tal processes. A. explaining C. synthesizing B. controlling the causes of D. predicting ANS: C DIF: Easy REF: 2.1 Science Has Four Primary Goals OBJ: 2.1A NAT: APA Goal 1, Knowledge Base in Psychology MSC: Remembering 2. A researcher studying attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder is gathering in- formation on how many children receive an attention-deficit/hyperactivity dis- order diagnosis each year. Which of the four primary goals of science is she addressing? A. description C. prediction B. control D. explanation ANS: A DIF: Moderate REF: 2.1 Science Has Four Primary Goals OBJ: 2.1A NAT: APA Goal 1, Knowledge Base in Psychology | APA Goal 2, Scientific In- quiry and Critical Thinking MSC: Applying 3. Dr. Meyers is investigating the relationship between stress and obesity. In his latest study, he found that stress often leads to obesity because it causes overeating and has slowing effects on metabolism. Which of the four primary goals of science is he addressing with his most recent work? 4. A group of policymakers are working to address issues of public safety in a residential neighborhood by increasing police presence. Which of the four pri- mary goals of science are they addressing?
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5. Dr. Sherman is studying marital relationships and wants to be able to deter- mine which types of couples are at the highest risk for divorce. Which of the four primary goals of science is he addressing? 6. One of the four main goals of science is prediction. The main goal of scien- tists addressing this goal is to predict: A. what might control a behavior. B. how many scientific studies are needed to study a phenomenon. C. when a phenomenon will occur. D. which type of researchers will inves- tigate a phenomenon. ANS: C DIF: Moderate REF: 2.1 Science Has Four Primary Goals OBJ: 2.1A NAT: APA Goal 1, Knowledge Base in Psychology | APA Goal 2, Scientific In- quiry and Critical Thinking MSC: Understanding
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