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Overview of Measurement in Research Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following is not an example of qualitative measurement?

Question 2 2. Marty gathers the blood pressures of his subjects, and then interviews them. Which of the following would best describe the type of measurement that Marty is using?

Question 3 3. Which of the following is the main goal of quantitative measurement?

Question 4 4. All of the following are quantitative variables except _____.

Question 5 5. A qualitative variable can be _____.

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Question 6 6. Which of the following is an example of a qualitative variable?

Question 7 7. Mary wants to make sure that her survey is reliable. To do this, Mary runs a test to see how reliable her survey is. Which of the following methods is Mary using?

Question 8 8. Which of these is NOT something that can cause inconsistency in results?

Question 9 9. Which of the following is the best definition of reliability?

Question 10 10. Joanne has two different problem-solving tests that both measure the same thing. Which of the following types of reliability is Joanne using?

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Question 11 11. Johnny goes to two different psychologists and they both diagnose him with obsessive-compulsive disorder. Which of the following types of reliability is being demonstrated by the psychologists?

Question 12 12. 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 13 13. Why would a researcher opt to use the semantic differential scale?

Question 14 14. What assumption is made about someone who agrees with a statement on a Guttman scale?

Question 15 15. Which scale is a common psychological measure?

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Question 16 16. James needs to determine the weight of an object. He uses a meter stick to do so. Obviously, this will not work. Which term applies most directly to James' problem?

Question 17 17. 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?

Question 18 18. Validity and reliability have a variety of possible relationships. Analyze the relationship combinations below and indicate which one is not possible.

Question 19 19. 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 actually measures how much hope a person has. Which type of validity is this?

Question 20 20. Sharon has a survey that appears to measure depression by asking people if they are depressed. This survey, which asks for a subjective opinion, is an example of _____ validity.

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Question 21 21. Which of these is NOT an example of a construct?

Question 22 22. Christopher measures the happiness of his subjects by watching their reaction to a set of videos. Which type of measure is Christopher using?

Question 23 23. Which of the following best defines a psychological measurement?

Question 24 24. Which type of measure is the SAT test?

Question 25 25. Which of these is a disadvantage of qualitative measurement?

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Question 26 26. Gender can be classified as _____.

Question 27 27. Marco administers his survey in the same room for each subject and makes sure that the exact same instructions are read to each subject before taking the survey. Which of the following methods is Marco using to increase reliability?

Question 28 28. 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?

Question 29 29. Who was a pioneer of psychological measurement?

Question 30 30. What is psychological measurement?

Overview of Measurement in Research Chapter Exam Instructions

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