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Research Design 13

Research Design in Psychology Chapter 13

When researchers apply behavioral observation techniques to historical records in order to measure behaviors that occurred in the past, the measurement process is called D. archival research.
The idiographic approach to research involves C. the intensive study of one individual.
The case study design can be useful for studying unusual clinical cases such as rare psychiatric disorders. A. True
The goal of the descriptive research strategy is to describe the relationships that exist between variables. B. False
One disadvantage of open-ended questions is that the responses can be very difficulty to summarize and analyze. A. True
To help ensure that observational measurements are objective, which of the following techniques would be used? D. prepare a list of behavior categories and measure inter-rater reliability
Which type of question is a Likert-type question? C. rating scale
Measuring interrater reliability helps ensure that behavioral observations are objective and are not influenced by subjective interpretations of the researcher. A. True
Which observational research design has the greatest risk that the observer will influence the behaviors being observed? B. Participant observation
Nonresponse bias refers to the fact that the people who return surveys are often a biased sample that is not representative of the general population. A. True
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