Psychology
 
Question 1
Multiple Choice/Single Answer – Select only one answer
According to the federal regulations, which of the following studies meets the definition of research with human subjects?
A) A researcher conducts a linguistic study of comments posted on a local public blog.
B) A developmental psychologist videotapes interactions between groups of toddlers and their care givers to determine which intervention methods most effectively manage aggression.
C) A researcher uses the Customs Office’s passenger lists for ships bringing immigrants to the US between1820- 1845 to track the numbers of immigrants from certain ethnic groups.
D) A researcher asks the director of a local free clinic about the number of patients in the last two years with newly diagnosed HIV/AIDS.
Question 2
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According to the federal regulations, which of the following studies meets the definition of research with human subjects?
A)     A researcher receives anonymized data for secondary analysis from a survey about gender-related differences in stress levels conducted by a colleague at another university.
B)     An experiment is proposed on the relationship between gender-related stereotypes in math and the subsequent performance by males and females on math tests.
C)     An organization for women academics in engineering asks a federal agency to provide the number of women investigators funded by that agency to include in a report for its membership.
D)    A university designs an in-house study to improve the mentoring of women students in its engineering department with the proposed outcome consisting of a report of recommendations for the department.
Question 3
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According to the federal regulations, which of the following studies meets the definition of research with human subjects?
A)     Undergraduate students in a field methods class are assigned a research question and asked to interview another classmate, to be followed by a class discussion on interview techniques.
B)     A researcher sets up a meeting with t
he superintendent of a large and diverse public school system to get data about the ethnic composition of the school system and the number of students receiving free lunches.
C)     A researcher conducts a comparison of the comments made in a publicly available blog and the blogger’s comments on a similar topic in a weekly magazine.
D)    Text Box: Page 2 of 2A cognitive psychologist enrolls undergraduate students for a computer-based study about the effect of mood on problem solving behaviors.
Question 4
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According to the federal regulations, which of the following studies meets the definition of research with human subjects?
A)     A study of twenty 4th grade classrooms in which researchers ask the schools to systematically vary the time of day reading is taught, and collect weekly assessments of reading comprehension for each child over a three-month period.
B)     A feasibility study for implementing a year-round school program, focusing on economic issues such a facilities utilization and transportation costs.
C)     The collection of data, by a playground designer hired by the superintendent of schools, about the physical dimensions of school playgrounds, presence of fencing, and the kinds of equipment currently provided.
D)    An analysis of aggregate data comparing statewide high school graduation rates provided by the State Department of Public Instruction, using county tax information.
Question 5
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According to the federal regulations, human subjects are living human beings about whom an investigator obtains data through interaction or intervention with the individual or: