Research Methods - Psychology
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  • Question 1
    30 seconds
    Q. A correlation coefficient of 0.8 is a _______________ and suggests that as one variable ____________, the other variable ______________.
    answer choices
    strong positive | increases | increases
    weak positive | increases | increases
    strong positive | increases | decreases
    weak positive | increases | decreases
  • Question 2
    30 seconds
    Q. Which correlation coefficient represents the strongest relationship between variables?
    answer choices
    -0.78
    0.67
    0.85
    -0.87
  • Question 3
    30 seconds
    Q. In a study of the effect of a driver training program on driving skill, a possible operationalisation of the dependent variable would be...
    answer choices
    driving quality
    number of accidents
    hours spent training
    amount of traffic
  • Question 4
    30 seconds
    Q. Independent variable is to dependent variable as _________ is to ____________.
    answer choices
    hypothesis | conclusion
    effect | cause
    cause | effect.
    conclusion | hypothesis
  • Question 5
    30 seconds
    Q. Which kind of study can establish a cause-effect relationship between variables, assuming that the research is appropriate and well conceived?
    answer choices
    survey
    case study
    correlational study
    experiment
  • Question 6
    30 seconds
    Q. Which answer lists two measures of the spread of data around the mean?
    answer choices
    mode and median
    standard deviation and range
    inferential statistics and descriptive statistics
    scattergrams and boxplots
  • Question 7
    45 seconds
    Q. Which statement is correct?
    answer choices
    A stratified sample is more likely to be representative of the population than a convenience sample.
    A sample is always representative of a population.
    A convenience sample is more likely to be representative of the population than a stratified sample.
    A small random sample is more likely to be representative of the population than a large stratified sample.
  • Question 8
    30 seconds
    Q. The population in a research study is...
    answer choices
    the whole group of research interest.
    the smaller group that has been chosen from the group of research interest.
    exactly the same as the sample.
    always smaller than the sample.
  • Question 9
    30 seconds
    Q. Which answer provides examples of participant variables?
    answer choices
    independent variables, dependent variables
    time of day, noise level, temperature, location
    prior experience, motivation, intelligence, educational background
    extraneous variables, confounding variables
  • Question 10
    30 seconds
    Q. Which answer provides examples of situational variables?
    answer choices
    independent variables, dependent variables
    time of day, noise level, temperature, location
    prior experience, motivation, intelligence, educational background
    extraneous variables, confounding variables
  • Question 11
    30 seconds
    Q. In a study of the Müller-Lyer illusion, it is found that Africans who have experienced non-angular housing are less easily tricked by the illusion than people in Western cities. Which answer is true?
    answer choices
    Cultural background is the dependent variable in this experiment.
    The Müller-Lyer illusion is the independent variable in this experiment.
    The degree to which the illusion is experienced is the independent variable in this experiment.
    Cultural background is the independent variable in this experiment.
  • Question 12
    45 seconds
    Q. _______________ is an advantage of an independent-groups experimental design; ______________ is a disadvantage.
    answer choices
    Complexity of administration | the possibility of order effects
    Ease of administration | the possibility of participant variables influencing the outcome
    Complexity of administration | intrusive pre-testing
    Ease of administration | the possibility of order effects
  • Question 13
    60 seconds
    Q. _______________ is an advantage of a repeated-measures experimental design; ______________ may be a disadvantage.
    answer choices
    Reducing the effect of situational variables | order effects
    Ease of administration | possible confounding participant variables
    Reducing the effect of participant variables | order effects
    Complexity of administration | the influence of situational variables
  • Question 14
    30 seconds
    Q. Counterbalancing is a procedure that is intended to reduce ______________ in a/n ______________ design.
    answer choices
    order effects | independent-groups
    order effects | repeated-measures
    the influence of participant variables | matched-participants
    the influence of participant variables | independent-groups
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