Past Exam for PSYC 201 - PSYCH RESEARCH I at Radford (RU)

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Material Type:Exam
University:Radford University
  • Types of Survey Questions
  • Interviewer Bias
  • Graphic Rating Scale
  • Response Sets
  • Response Set
  • Rating Scales
  • Convenience
  • Questionnaires
  • Research Objectives
  • Qualitative Information
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1 Survey Research Chapter 7 PSYC 201: Psychological Research I Survey methodology Acquiring information about people, or groups of people, by asking them questions and tabulating their answers Nonexperimental - Questionnaires - Interviews Why Conduct Surveys? Why are surveys used? . Allows people to tell researchers about themselves . A method for studying relationships among variables and ways that attitudes and behaviors change over time . Provides useful information for making public policy decisions . An important complement to experimental findings 2 Some important issues Assume people are willing and able to provide truthful and accurate answers - Response sets 1. Social desirability response set When are respondents most likely to lie? - Lack of trust in the researcher(s) Surveys / Questionnaires Value of the research depends upon the quality of the researchers' measurements Quality of the measurements depends upon the quality of the instr...

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