Practice Quiz

Chapter 2
Where to Start

Here are some questions for a practice quiz. The questions are multiple-choice and true-false. They may not resemble the questions that your professor may ask on a test. That is, the questions on your class exams may be more difficult and may include essay and short answer questions.

When you get your score, you will be shown the correct answers. Take the quiz as many times as you like.

1. A prediction is a statement about the expected relationship between variables

2. The method section of a research report includes a description of exactly how the study was designed and conducted.

3. Which of the following would result in finding more articles when using PsycINFO?.
happiness AND marital satisfaction
happiness OR marital satisfaction

4. You found an important article published in 1990. What resource would you use to find articles that have cited your article since then?
Psychological Abstracts
Social Science Citation Index

5. Which of the following is NOT true of theories?
Explain currently known facts.
Rarely change once formulated.
Generate new knowledge.

6. When the results of a study are consistent with a theory, our confidence in the theory increases.

7. You are reading a paragraph in a journal article; the topic of the paragraph is the implications of the results for future research. Which section of the article are you reading?

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