Interpreting Statistical Data Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. What makes a test biased?

Question 2 2. Which of the following explains the difference between probability and non-probability sampling?

Question 3 3. Using idiomatic phrases such as 'bury the hatchet' could lead to _____.

Question 4 4. Matthew is worried that the results of his study may not be valid because the majority of his sample did not return their surveys. Which type of error is Matthew worried about?

Question 5 5. Although the self-serving bias serves the short-term purpose of keeping a positive self-concept, over the long-term, ________________

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Question 6 6. Remembering the steps of a process is critical to which of the four concepts of observational learning?

Question 7 7. Thomas is studying the experience of individuals suffering from multiple sclerosis. Due to budget limitations, he is using a sample consisting of individuals who are being treated at a hospital near his home. Why might a researcher like Thomas wish to have a different kind of sample?

Question 8 8. What does the research method of observation provide for the observer?

Question 9 9. Sanjay stopped taking the test when he came upon several questions with words that had different meanings and contexts to him. This is an example of:

Question 10 10. 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?

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Question 11 11. We either explain behavior in terms of personality and disposition (internal factors), or we explain behavior in terms of ____________.

Question 12 12. What does attribution theory suggest about how we assess the behavior of others?

Question 13 13. Non-experimental research typically is used for research involving age, gender, and real prisoners. Which of the following is the best explanation for why you can not conduct an experiment with these variables?

Question 14 14. What is cognitive bias?

Question 15 15. What is a potential downfall of relying on customer surveys?

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Question 16 16. Which of the following test-taker differences is NOT likely to result in test bias?

Question 17 17. Mario is worried that the results of his study may not be valid because he suspects that there is a problem with the sample that he chose. Which of the following types of error is Mario worried about?

Question 18 18. Which of the following statements is not true?

Question 19 19. Which of the following is the process by which a researcher makes decisions about how to answer research questions?

Question 20 20. Which of the following is not a known cause of cognitive bias?

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Question 21 21. The four steps of observational learning are...

Question 22 22. Bill will be testing to see if a new type of therapy will be helpful, but due to ethical reasons, he will have to enter all of his subjects into one therapeutic group. Which of the following is the best explanation for why this is a non-experimental design?

Question 23 23. Attribution theory states that ___________.

Question 24 24. Jared would like to study the similarities and differences between the practice regimes of athletes at different socioeconomic levels. How would you expect Jared to ideally approach his sample selection?

Question 25 25. What is one potential problem of solely using focus groups as your primary research method?

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Question 26 26. Which of these types of reinforcement are influential in observational learning?

Question 27 27. Donald is an office manager. In his youth, he found that other kids of a certain nationality were quarrelsome and hard to get along with. When an applicant from the same nationality applied for an opening in Donald's office, Donald dismissed him because he didn't feel the applicant would get along with existing staff. Donald is using _____

Question 28 28. If your research design required a fair degree of control over the setting of the research conducted, which type of design should be utilized?

Question 29 29. Xavier is conducting a study on the effect of an online game on test scores. He has two groups of subjects to whom he gives a pretest. Xavier then gives one group the treatment (the online game) and gives the other group worksheets. He then gives each group a posttest. Which of the following best describes the type of research that Xavier is conducting?

Question 30 30. Mary and Kelly have just started working for a new boss. Mary is unhappy because the new boss is strict and has many new rules. Kelly is optimistic because the office feels organized and has direction now under the new boss. Mary and Kelly have different _____

Interpreting Statistical Data Chapter Exam Instructions

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