Practice Quiz

Chapter 11
Quasi-Experimental, Single Subject, and Developmental Research Designs

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1. Your county has just developed a new procedure for helping juveniles who are arrested. Does the new procedure result in fewer arrests in the future? This is a question of:
outcome evaluation.
process evaluation
economic efficiency assessment.

2. The nonequivalent control group pretest-posttest design allows a researcher to assess the effects of an independent variable by examining change from pretest to posttest.

3. When a researcher makes multiple observations before and after a change is implemented, the design is called an interrupted time-series design.

4. Behavior changes when the treatment is introduced and changes again when the treatment is withdrawn. This describes a:
interrupted time-series design.
ABA design.
control series design

5. Single-subject designs cannot be conducted with multiple participants.

6. An ABAB design has both ethical and internal validity advantages over the ABA design.

7. A documentary film director made a series of films about the lives of a set of children when they were 7, 14, 21, 28, and 35  years of age, i.e, the films 7-Up and 14-Up.. What type of "research design" is this?

8. When Donald Campbell compared fatalities in Connecticut and nearby states before and after a police speeding crackdown, the ___________ design was used.
interrupted time series
control series

9. Cross-sectional designs confound developmental changes and cohort effects.

10. After comparing the effects of jail and a drug treatment program on persons convicted of drug-related offenses, a researcher analyzed the societal costs of each. The researcher has conducted:
outcome evaluation
needs assessment
economic efficiency assessment

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