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1. Observational research, as a form of descriptive research involves counting or rating of behavior in as objective as possible: true/ false
2. A political psychologist wants to determine whether rates of voter participation in his home state vary between rural, urban and suburban voter. He notes that three are more rural voters than suburban or urban voters in the state: what type of sampling should he do: a- simple random sampling/ b- cluster sampling/ c- proportional stratified sampling/ systematic sampling
3. Regarding length of questionnaires to be used in survey research which of the following statements is most accurate? a- including a large number of items on the survey assures that you will get useful data for all of your trouble/ b- keeping the survey short makes it more likely people will be willing to complete it/ c- a relatively lengthy survey communicates your seriousness about the research endeavor so people will be more willing to complete it/ d- shorter surveys produce data that are ambiguous and therefore not useful
4. A typical return rate for a survey mailed to strangers is about 50%: true/ false
5. A researcher wishes to study developmental changes in the music people prefer to listen. The researcher locates 50people who about 20 yrs old. She sends these people a questionnaire every year for the next 1 yrs asking them about the type of music they prefer to listen. This type of research design is: a- cross-sectional/ b- panel/ c- longitudinal/ d- nested
6. In descriptive research, the researcher typically studies a sample then draws conclusions about the population: true/ false
7. Three of the following procedures or techniques are integral to observational research. Which one is not? A- pot studies are used to test instruments and procedures/ b- observers are carefully trained to follow specific criteria when recording the observation data/ c- multiple observers may independently rate the same behavior/d -observation instruments are intentionally general so as not so constrain the observer
8. Correlation research allows the researcher to answer the question. What is the relationship between variable A and variable B ; true/ false
10. How unhappy are you with your current salary? this question make an unwarranted assumption and is not good survey writing: true/ false
11. The researcher wants to know what the relationship is between intrinsic motivation and course grade among math students. He contacts a local professor who teaches several general education math class and asks about the possibility of gathering data in her class: he is using : a- simple random sampling/ b- cluster sampling/ c- convenience sampling/ d- systematic sampling

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