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Statistics in Psychology: Homeschool Curriculum Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Range, standard deviation, and variance are 'similar' in that each looks at

Question 2 2. Which of the following is the best example of a null hypothesis?

Question 3 3. Which of these represents an advantage of norm-referenced tests?

Question 4 4. If all other statistical procedures fail, the best predictor of a score will be the _____.

Question 5 5. On which of the following cases would an Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) be useful?

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Question 6 6. A teacher wants to compare children of high, medium, and low family incomes on their satisfaction with the school lunch program. Which statistical test should be used to make this comparison?

Question 7 7. Which of the following is a p-value that would show statistical significance?

Question 8 8. How do psychologists use the scientific method? Choose the best answer.

Question 9 9. You gathered data at a clinic and entered your results into the frequency table shown below. A research journal wants to know how many people at the clinic have either depression or anxiety. Which of the following would you report to the journal?

Question 10 10. 'Variance' attempts to estimate

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Question 11 11. A non-significant result tells the researcher:

Question 12 12. When would a null hypothesis be rejected?

Question 13 13. Which of the following best describes a frequency distribution?

Question 14 14. A teacher wants to compare the reading comprehension skills of children with learning disabilities and children without learning disabilities. Which statistical test should she use to make this comparison?

Question 15 15. Inferential statistics are important to a study because they allow researchers to _____.

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Question 16 16. The mean is influenced by:

Question 17 17. All of the following statements are correct, EXCEPT:

Question 18 18. If there are two modes, you should _____.

Question 19 19. The null hypothesis is a prediction that _____.

Question 20 20. Sarah has a group of subjects from a school district in a large city. The subjects are just like the rest of the population in age, gender, race, and socioeconomic status. However, her sample is not representative. Which of the following best explains why Sarah's subjects are not representative of the population?

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Question 21 21. A study that has a lot of extraneous variables has _____ internal validity.

Question 22 22. What is psychological measurement?

Question 23 23. Professor Dublin wants to ensure he is thorough in his review of student performance, so he decides to calculate 'standard deviation' as well. What must Professor Dublin do to figure out this measure of variability?

Question 24 24. A researcher asks a group of students to complete a survey that measures maturity. She finds that the average score for girls is higher than the average score for boys, with a p-value of 0.03. What should she conclude from this p-value?

Question 25 25. What is the goal of a study?

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Question 26 26. If the null hypothesis states, 'There is no relationship between the amount of sleep a person gets each night and the amount of coffee they drink,' which of the following could be an example of an alternative hypothesis for this study?

Question 27 27. If your data produces a p-value of 0.12, which of the following would be true concerning your study?

Question 28 28. The purpose of research is to _____.

Question 29 29. If there is an even number of scores and you need to find the median, you:

Question 30 30. Two common ways to score assessments are:

Statistics in Psychology: Homeschool Curriculum Chapter Exam Instructions

Choose your answers to the questions and click 'Next' to see the next set of questions. You can skip questions if you would like and come back to them later with the yellow "Go To First Skipped Question" button. When you have completed the practice exam, a green submit button will appear. Click it to see your results. Good luck!

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