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Measurement in Research Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following is not one of the scales of measurement used to measure variables?

Question 2 2. In any study, variables can be defined as:

Question 3 3. Which of the following is an example of a self-report measure?

Question 4 4. Which of these is NOT an example of a nominal scale?

Question 5 5. Why would a researcher opt to use the semantic differential scale?

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Question 6 6. Which of these is NOT something that can cause inconsistency in results?

Question 7 7. Jamie is doing a study to see which drug works best for depression. When she says that depression involves feeling sad for more than one day, she is _____ depression. When she says that she will use a self-report study to measure how depressed the subjects are, she is _____ depression.

Question 8 8. 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 9 9. Which of the following is not a type of validity?

Question 10 10. Which of the following is not a possible relationship between reliability and validity?

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Question 11 11. Which of the following best defines psychological measurement?

Question 12 12. Which of the following statements is not correct?

Question 13 13. Why is conceptualization important?

Question 14 14. FILL IN THE BLANKS: _____ measures attitudes by having people check off which statements they agree with and then computing a mean, or average, score; while _____ asks participants to read two antonyms and to mark where on the scale between the two the person lies.

Question 15 15. Which of the following terms refers to the extent to which a measurement tool gives consistent result?

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Question 16 16. If you are collecting data on how many teddy bears are in certain toy stores, the number of teddy bears would best be described as what type of variable?

Question 17 17. Judy takes a math test on Tuesday and gets an A. On Thursday, she takes the same math test and gets an F. Which of the following types of reliability is being violated in Judy's case?

Question 18 18. FILL IN THE BLANKS: _____ involves watching and taking note of a person's behaviors or physical traits, while _____ relies on the reporting of others.

Question 19 19. Which of the following is NOT a purpose of psychological measurement?

Question 20 20. 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?

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Question 21 21. Which of the following statements is not true?

Question 22 22. The weight of a subject would best be described as what type of variable?

Question 23 23. What assumption is made about someone who agrees with a statement on a Guttman scale?

Question 24 24. Which of the following would NOT be a discrete variable?

Question 25 25. Jeff watches people's reactions to different video clips. If a subject shows a strong reaction to the first clip, then they generally react similarly to the remainder of the video clips. What type of reliability can describe Jeff's study?

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Question 26 26. FILL IN THE BLANKS: _____ scores a test by comparing a person's performance to others who are similar, while _____ is scored on an absolute scale with no comparisons made.

Question 27 27. Which of the following is the main goal of quantitative measurement?

Question 28 28. Which of the following is a not method that can be used to increase reliability?

Question 29 29. Which of these is a disadvantage of qualitative measurement?

Question 30 30. Gerald compared his students class grades with their final exam grades. He found that nearly all students had the same grades for classwork as they did for the test. What can we likely say about Gerald's test?

Measurement in Research Chapter Exam Instructions

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