Introduction to Behavioral Research Methods 7th Edition By Mark R. Leary – Test Bank
Key: Answer, Type, Learning Objective, Level
(1)=Easy; (2)=Moderate; (3)=Difficult
Multiple Choice Single Select
M/C Question 1
a) was the first clinical psychologist.
b) conducted the first scientific studies of children.
c) was the father of modern statistics.
d) founded one of the first psychological laboratories.
M/C Question 2
The first psychological laboratory in the United States was established by
a) James McKeen Cattell.
b) G. Stanley Hall.
c) John Watson.
d) William James.
M/C Question 3
Research that is conducted to enhance our understanding of behavior without regard for the immediate application of this knowledge is
a) descriptive research.
b) applied research.
c) basic research.
d) empirical research.
M/C Question 4
Research that is designed to find solutions to particular problems is called
a) applied research.
b) post hoc research.
c) deductive research.
d) action research.
M/C Question 5
Research that uses behavioral research methods to investigate the effects of social and educational programs is called
a) evaluation research.
b) prediction research.
c) intervention research.
d) pseudoscientific research.
M/C Question 6
Whether a particular investigation is considered to be scientific depends on whether
a) it analyzes the data with statistics.
b) the topics it studies are scientific.
c) its findings are accurate.
d) its methods are empirical, verifiable, and deal with solvable questions.
M/C Question 7
How does the scientific observation of events differ from everyday observation?
a) Scientific observations are always correct.
b) Scientific observations are structured in a systematic fashion.
c) Scientific observations use highly specialized equipment.
d) Scientific observations may be interpreted in only one way.
M/C Question 8
Empiricism refers to the practice of relying on ________ to draw conclusions.
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