Research Methods in Psychology for Teachers: Professional Development Final Exam

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Question 1 1. Which type of measure is the SAT test?

Question 2 2. Janet is conducting a cross-sectional study. Because of this, she cannot randomly assign participants into groups. How should Janet label her research?

Question 3 3. Judy takes a math test on Tuesday and gets an A. On Thursday, she takes the same math test and gets an F. Which of the following types of reliability is being violated in Judy's case?

Question 4 4. The American Psychological Association's Ethical Code states animal research:

Question 5 5. Joanne has two different problem-solving tests that both measure the same thing. Which of the following types of reliability is Joanne using?

Question 6 6. Dane is a subject in a study. He is given a pretest, instructional videos to watch at home, and then another test a few days later. Dane watches the videos, but doesn't learn much from them. Even so, his final score improves because he recalls some of the information that was presented on the pretest. This situation is an example of which of the following threats to internal validity?

Question 7 7. Bob wants to conduct some research that he knows his university won't approve, so he decides to bypass the Institutional Review Board. Which of the following statements does NOT describe Bob's actions?

Question 8 8. 'Human behavior is caused by the soul interacting with nerve fibers' is false for many reasons, but specifically, it fails the aspect of determinism because

Question 9 9. Which of the following pitfalls is often responsible for poor decisions based off of models?

Question 10 10. External validity is the extent to which _____.

Question 11 11. At the beginning of her study, Brandy administers a test to her subjects. Later in the study, Brandy begins to wonder if giving the initial test may have improved the performance of her subjects. About which threat to external validity is Brandy worried?

Question 12 12. Olivia wants to study the relationship between age and amount of exercise. What would the independent variable be in this study?

Question 13 13. Tara is planning to conduct a research study in order to study how U.S. males older than 65 years old feel about technology. For this study, Tara will interview small groups of men in several cities across the United States. The population for Tara's study is:

Question 14 14. Which of the following research methods involves interpreting past events to predict future ones?

Question 15 15. You are observing a psychologist run a chi-square. You see the psychologist take his number of categories and subtract 1. Which of the following is the psychologist calculating?

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