Research Methods in Psychology: Tutoring Solution Final Exam

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Question 1 1. 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 2 2. Laura wants to be sure that the results of her study can be generalized to the world at large. What aspect of her study is Laura looking to increase?

Question 3 3. Todd can see that the two factors in his study are clearly working together to affect the dependent variable in his study. Which of the following is Todd observing?

Question 4 4. What assumption is made about someone who agrees with a statement on a Guttman scale?

Question 5 5. Professor Dublin has just given a biology exam and wants to calculate the 'range' of performance of his students. What must he do?

Question 6 6. Which of the following is the most popular interview technique?

Question 7 7. Nancy is trying to measure how hopeful office workers are. After administering her survey to several office workers and looking at the results, it appears that Nancy's survey seems to be a good measure of how much hope a person has. Which type of validity does Nancy's survey appear to have?

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. Consider the studies listed below and indicate which one would most likely utilize archival research as its primary methodology.

Question 10 10. Michael is trying to gather data for his study. He goes to a fast food restaurant during the lunch hour and asks people who walk into the restaurant if they would be willing to fill out a questionnaire. Which of the following methods of sampling is Michael using?

Question 11 11. If all other statistical procedures fail, the best predictor of a score will be the _____.

Question 12 12. Sarah is a researcher that works for a development institute. She is interested in how the number of hours a student spends playing video games impacts their grades. The first thing Sarah does in her research is identify the variables. Why is this important?

Question 13 13. Which scale is a common psychological measure?

Question 14 14. If a research study has participants that are children, the researcher must obtain consent from:

Question 15 15. Cross-sectional designs are the least affected by the passing of time because:

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