Statistics & Research for Psychology Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. For the results of a study to be thought to support a hypothesis, researchers must prove that the results have _____.

Question 2 2. Which of the following can be used to draw conclusions from the data that descriptive statistics describe?

Question 3 3. In a psychological study, reliability refers to

Question 4 4. The story of Phineas Gage is a good example of a case study because:

Question 5 5.

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

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

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Question 6 6. How do psychologists use the scientific method? Choose the best answer.

Question 7 7. Researchers conduct a study to determine whether natural lighting causes increased test performance as opposed to fluorescent lighting. What type of research will they conduct?

Question 8 8. Psychologists use statistical analysis to _____.

Question 9 9. 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 10 10. What does psychology attempt to apply to the study of human thought and behavior in order to reach conclusions that do have real explanatory or predictive power?

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Question 11 11. Which of the following statements is not correct?

Question 12 12. Which of the following statements is correct?

Question 13 13. Which of the following is one of the challenges statistical researchers face when implementing a study?

Question 14 14. The goal of a descriptive study is to:

Question 15 15. A study that seeks to determine the long-term health impact of playing professional football that only includes current players fails

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Question 16 16. Which of the following is not one of the three main types of research designs?

Question 17 17. If a study about the relationship between intelligence and income produced a Pearson correlation coefficient of .90, it would suggest that:

Question 18 18.

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

3, 6, 2, 8, 6, 6, 2, 8, 4

Question 19 19. Which of the following statements is not correct?

Question 20 20. What is the control group intended to do in a study?

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Question 21 21. Which of the following describe and summarize a set of data?

Question 22 22. Which of the following statements is not correct regarding reliability and validity?

Question 23 23. The 'stereotype threat' refers to the hypothesis that women and racial minorities will:

Question 24 24. Studies aimed only toward gathering data to present a complete picture of a given subject are called what?

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

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Question 26 26. In a psychological study, validity refers to

Question 27 27. Tools that measure a given variable accurately & consistently are known as what?

Question 28 28. Inferential statistics are important to a study because they allow researchers to _____.

Question 29 29. A study that seeks to determine if blondes have more fun by analyzing blonde-haired people who own dogs fails

Statistics & Research for Psychology Chapter Exam Instructions

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