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Research Methods in Psychology: Help and Review Final Exam

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Question 1 1. Qualitative research looks at:

Question 2 2. Peter is doing an experiment on math ability. He asks for volunteers and only people who are very confident in their math ability volunteer. This is an example of what type of extraneous variable?

Question 3 3. One drawback of historical research is that:

Question 4 4. I am planning on conducting interviews that look into the effects of pregnant women who have no longer taken anti-anxiety medication. This would be a:

Question 5 5. Which type of variable must be needed more than once in a factorial design?

Question 6 6. When do researchers generally notice the practice effect?

Question 7 7. When is it not appropriate to use a one-tailed test?

Question 8 8. A researcher wishes to study how fatigue influences reaction time. To choose subjects for the group that is fatigued while performing tests to measure reaction time, the subjects names are put in a hat and blindly drawn out and placed in that group. The other participants will perform the tests while not fatigued. This is an example of _____.

Question 9 9. Margot wants to conduct a study but does not have a large pool of people from which to choose subjects. Which of the following statements BEST explains why a matched-subject design is a good fit for Margot's situation?

Question 10 10. If I publish false results of an experimental type of therapy that treats people suffering from depression, I am:

Question 11 11. Why can using a semantic differential scales have an adverse impact?

Question 12 12. Laura wants to ensure that the groups that she is conducting her experiment on are equivalent. Which of the following experimental designs would work best for Laura?

Question 13 13. Carryover effects are most likely to occur when:

Question 14 14. Which of the following is the main goal of quantitative measurement?

Question 15 15. Which of the following statements describes the initial research into a hypothetical or theoretical idea?

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