Internal Validity in Research Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. What is the strongest statement in research?

Question 2 2. FILL IN THE BLANKS: _____ is made up of subjects who get the treatment, while _____ is made up of subjects who do not get the treatment.

Question 3 3. Jenni did a puzzle on Thursday and then did it again the following Monday. She did much better on Monday, which could be attributed to which threat to internal validity?

Question 4 4. Greg was a participant in a research study last year. After the study, Greg found out that he was in the group that did not receive the treatment. Which of the following terms best describes the group that Greg was a part of?

Question 5 5. 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?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following is the best definition of extraneous variables?

Question 7 7. Mary wants to study the effect of caffeine on productivity. Which of the following is the best example of an extraneous variable for this study?

Question 8 8. Explain what is happening with the threat of maturation.

Question 9 9. Internal validity is the extent to which a researcher can say ______ is causing changes in the dependent variable.

Question 10 10. FILL IN THE BLANKS: _____ is defined as variables present in the experiment that aren't being studied, while _____ refers to an extraneous variable that is related to your independent variable and might affect your dependent variable. I

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Question 11 11. Which of the following terms refers to the extent to which you are able to say that no other variables except the one you're studying caused the result?

Question 12 12. Mark notices a dramatic difference in the behavior of his subjects from week one to week two. Mark suspects that his subjects have figured out what he is studying and have adjusted their behavior accordingly. This is an example of which type of extraneous variable?

Question 13 13. Which of the following phrases BEST describes selection interaction?

Question 14 14. Sally's subjects give her the answer she wants to hear so that she will be pleased with them. This is an example of which type of bias?

Question 15 15. In internal validity, a researcher wants to say that only the ________ caused the _________.

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Question 16 16. 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 17 17. Corneisha is doing an experiment to determine whether the amount of time a person spends reading affects their SAT score. Some of the research participants are English majors in college, and some of the participants are currently in the work force. The fact that some of the participants are English majors in college could be an example of which of the following?

Question 18 18. An experiment high in internal validity identifies that the ________ caused changes in the _________.

Question 19 19. Pearl wants to know if a drug makes people feel happy. To one group, she assigns subjects who are naturally happy people, and she assigns mostly depressed people to the other group. This is an example of:

Question 20 20. Which of the following terms refers to extraneous variables that have to do with the physical space or situation of the experiment?

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Question 21 21. An extraneous variable is not the _______, but still affects the _________.

Question 22 22. Margaret designs a study so that neither she nor her subjects know whether they are in the treatment group or the control group. What type of study is this?

Question 23 23. FILL IN THE BLANKS: When subjects aren't told whether they're in the treatment or control group, it's called _____. When neither the subjects nor the researcher knows which group each subject is in, it is called _____.

Question 24 24. If a new president is elected partway through a study, this might be an example of what type of threat to internal validity?

Question 25 25. Jillian believes that women are better at science than men. She gives a group of subjects a science test. When Jillian puts her study together, she chooses only the smartest women and average-intelligence men. What bias is she displaying?

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Question 26 26. Which of the following terms refers to when the researcher's beliefs influence the outcome of an experiment?

Question 27 27. Which of the following terms refers to the participant-influenced extraneous variable that occurs when subjects figure out what the researcher is studying and change their behavior accordingly?

Question 28 28. Which of the following terms refers to the threat to internal validity that occurs when someone does really well or really poorly and then moves closer to their average on the next task?

Question 29 29. Which of the following is not a major threat to internal validity?

Question 30 30. Which of the following statements is not true?

Internal Validity in Research Chapter Exam Instructions

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