Practice Quizzes

Chapter 2: Sexuality Research

1: A problem with subjects self-reporting is that
people can be brutally honest.
people never want to tell what really happened.
people don't like to tell about themselves.
people tell too much about themselves.
people have a tendency to forget past events and embellish them.
2: A questionnaire is
speaking to a subject to gather data.
a written instrument designed to gather information.
a summary of the research hypothesis.
the most expensive research method.
inconvenience for the subject.
3: In an experiment, a control group
takes over the experiment.
is not part of the experiment or event.
is responsible for making sure the experimental group performs its duties correctly.
is a part of the eperiment or event.
is not necessary to any experiment
4: In an experiment, an experimental group
tweeks the experiment.
is not part of the experiment or event.
is responsible for making sure the control group performs its duties correctly.
is a part of the eperiment or event.
is not necessary to any experiment
5: The order of the scientific method is
identifying research question(s), reviewing literature, collecting data, formulating hypothesis(es), analyzing data
identifying research question(s), collecting data, analyzing data, reviewing literature, operationalizing variables
collecting data, analyzing data, identifying research question(s), formulating hypothesis(es), operationalizing variables
identifying research question(s), formulating hypothesis(es), reviewing literature, operationalizing variables, collecting data, analyzing data
identifying research question(s), reviewing literature, formulating hypothesis(es), operationalizing variables, collecting data, analyzing data
6: Which of the following is one of the most common methods of collecting data in sexuality research?
surveys
evaluation
direct observation
clinical trials
focus groups
7: Researchers choose their method of research based upon the
the problem being studied.
the problem being studied and population being studied.
the scientific method.
whether the possibility of observation exists or not.
whether they like the problem being studied.
8: In order to generalize a study to larger populations, the subject sample must be
random
controlled
hand-picked
small
biased
9: Which type of survey research tends to make subjects feel more comfortable in answering questions?
questionaire
interview
focus group
content analysis
case study
10: Surveys are most convenient when
researchers are short on time.
sexuality research is conducted.
research funding is limited.
large numbers of subjects must be studied.
few researchers can analyze collected data.
11: In-depth analysis research can be conducted through
case studies
surveys
experiments
observation
clinical trials
12: Validity of a research instrument means
the instrument gets the same results time and again.
the instrument is objective.
the instrument is ready to use.
the instrument measures what it proports to measure.
the instrument is ethical.
13: Americans had little knowledge about sexual behavior in this culture until Alfred Kinsey presented his findings in the 1950s.
TRUE
FALSE
14: Sexology is the study of sexuality.
TRUE
FALSE
15: Validity of a research instrument means that the instrument gets the same answer every time.
TRUE
FALSE
16: A hypothesis is a definite proposal about the results of the study.
TRUE
FALSE
17: The least common method of research is direct observation.
TRUE
FALSE
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