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Research Methods in Psychology: Homework Help Resource Final Exam

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Question 1 1. Andre does a study with subjects measuring their focus. Part of the way through the period with the first group, they have a fire drill. The fire drill does not occur during his period with the second group. Which type of threat is this an example of?

Question 2 2. Barry uses a between-subjects design for his study. His research assistant, Nora, points out the weakness in Barry's design. Which of the following might Nora have pointed out?

Question 3 3. Parsimony looks for the _____ explanation to a phenomenon.

Question 4 4. 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 5 5. Olivia wants to study the relationship between age and amount of exercise. What would the dependent variable be in this study?

Question 6 6. Which of the following is the least useful in helping you understand how varied your data scores are?

Question 7 7. A subject indicates that he is suicidal on a form collected during a research study. Which of the following is the researcher legally bound to do?

Question 8 8. Sally is doing a study on whether exercise affects body weight. Which of the following would be an example of an extraneous variable in this study?

Question 9 9. Christopher measures the happiness of his subjects by watching their reaction to a set of videos. Which type of measure is Christopher using?

Question 10 10. An effective way to discover new topics to research is to:

Question 11 11. Lorn wants to design an experiment that allows him to look at treatment effects in isolation. Which of the following experimental designs would best fit Lorn's wishes?

Question 12 12. A control group is _____.

Question 13 13. Which of the following statements best describes replication?

Question 14 14. Between which of the following data does a chi-square measure the difference?

Question 15 15. Mark is trying to create a sample for his study. He decides to use non-probability sampling. Which of the following best describes how Mark will choose the subjects for his study?

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