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AP Psychology: Research Methods Used in the Study of Psychology Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. The story of Phineas Gage is a good example of a case study because:

Question 2 2. The American Psychological Association most commonly allows experiments to be conducted involving all of the following, EXCEPT _____.

Question 3 3. Michael uses the answers to a survey as a part of his study. Which of the following types of measurement is Michael using?

Question 4 4. A study that seeks to determine the effectiveness of a fast food commercial that tests some people before lunch and others after lunch fails

Question 5 5. Psychologists use statistical analysis to _____.

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Question 6 6. Results obtained by giving an exam to a sample of people who represent all test-takers are called _____.

Question 7 7. The two guiding principles for ethical standards in psychological research are _____.

Question 8 8. Which psychological assessment should be used when looking for patterns, subconscious themes, or feelings?

Question 9 9. Two common ways to score assessments are:

Question 10 10. Which is an example of basic research?

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Question 11 11. What is the control group intended to do in a study?

Question 12 12. If a study about the relationship between intelligence and income produced a Pearson correlation coefficient of .90, it would suggest that:

Question 13 13. What is the purpose of an Intelligence Test?

Question 14 14. Which of the following best defines psychological measurement?

Question 15 15. What is psychological measurement?

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Question 16 16. How do psychologists use the scientific method? Choose the best answer.

Question 17 17.

Which of the following is the median of the set of data below?

2, 5, 1, 7, 6, 5, 2, 8, 4

Question 18 18. Philip Zimbardo's Stanford Prison Experiment wouldn't be approved today because it _____.

Question 19 19. Basic research:

Question 20 20. Inferential statistics are important to a study because they allow researchers to _____.

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Question 21 21. In a psychological study, validity refers to

Question 22 22. The 'stereotype threat' refers to the hypothesis that women and racial minorities will:

Question 23 23. A researcher is looking for standardized, objective information found in a personality assessment. Which psychological assessment is the best fit?

Question 24 24. The SAT or ACT is a(n):

Question 25 25. A psychological assessment provides information about:

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Question 26 26. A study that seeks to determine if blondes have more fun by analyzing blonde-haired people who own dogs fails

Question 27 27. Which of these represents an advantage of norm-referenced tests?

Question 28 28. What is the goal of a study?

Question 29 29. Which of these is an example of a criterion-referenced test?

Question 30 30. A test that compares a person's answers to the answers of other test-takers in the same group is called _____.

AP Psychology: Research Methods Used in the Study of Psychology Chapter Exam Instructions

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