Researchers were interested in whether individuals who used websites like Yelp were willing to pay more for their meal.

1.Researchers were interested in whether individuals who used websites like Yelp were willing to pay more for their meal. Specifically, is the price point of an establishment related to the customer satisfaction rating. To investigate this question researches used the existing information posted on satisfaction surveys to evaluate this relationship. They found that as customer satisfaction ratings increased so did the average cost per meal. 

Which research method best describes this scenario?

Correlational Research

Case study

Observational study

Archival Research

Experimental Research

2.Explain why you say this. Your answer should compare the characteristics of study to the research design you chose.

3.A male patient was admitted to the hospital for severe abdominal pain. When questioned, the patient admitted to swallowing Barbie doll heads (including hair) for sexual gratification. Researchers were interested in understanding how this provided the patient with sexual gratification and how such behavior develop?

Which research method best describes this scenario?

Correlational Research

Case study

Observational study

Archival Research

Experimental Research

4.Explain why you say this. Your answer should compare the characteristics of study to the research design you chose.

5.Researchers were interested in the relationship between inequality and physiological stress. In this study 100 participates were randomly assigned to one of three conditions, rich, middle class, or poor and then asked to play monopoly. In the rich condition, players were given $100K to start and three dies. In the middle class condition, players were given $25K to start and two dies. In the poor conditions, players were given $10K to start and one dice. Saliva samples were taken before and after playing the game. Individuals in the poor condition showed a greater stress response compared to those in the rich and middle-class conditions. However, there was no difference between the middle-class and the rich condition.

Which research method best describes this scenario?

Correlational Research

Case study

Observational study

Archival Research

Experimental Research

6.Explain why you say this. Your answer should compare the characteristics of study to the research design you chose.

7.Middlemist, Knowles and Matter (1976) wanted to know how the presence of another man in the bathroom influenced men’s selection of a urinal and urinating behaviors. The researcher hung out in front of the bathroom mirror and gathered information on which urinals men used and their urinating behaviors (i.e. length of time to begin urinating and duration of urination). Results indicated men prefer not to use the urinal next to another man. 

Which research method best describes this scenario?

Correlational Research

Case study

Observational study

Archival Research

Experimental Research

8.Explain why you say this. Your answer should compare the characteristics of study to the research design you chose.