Response Bias in Psychology: Definition & Examples


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What is response bias?

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1. Which of the following statements is not true?

2. Mike is completing a survey that is meant to assess attitudes about premarital sex. The survey requires participants to rate statements such as 'It is normal to engage in sexual intercourse prior to marriage' on a scale of 1 (strongly disagree) to 5 (strongly agree). Since Mike possesses firm religious beliefs that do not support premarital sex, he rates all of the statements a 1. This is an example of which bias?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There are various types of response bias and this quiz/worksheet combination will help you test your understanding of the types of bias. You will be assessed characteristics and examples of the different types of response bias.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • The definition of response bias
  • Identify different types of bias

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge Application- use your knowledge to answer questions about examples of various types of bias
  • Information Recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding types of bias
  • Defining Key Concepts- ensure that you can accurately define response bias

Additional Learning

To learn more about response bias, review the accompany lesson called Response Bias in Psychology: Definition & Examples. The objectives covered include:

  • Explain how bias effects test results
  • Know what yea saying refers to
  • Understand extreme, midpoint, and moderate responses
  • Know the four most common types of response bias