Subject Bias in Psychology: Definition & Examples Video


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Which of the following is NOT an example of subject bias?

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1. What is external validity?

2. Which of the following is NOT a way that an experimenter can attempt to prevent subject bias?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz and worksheet will gauge your comprehension of subject bias in psychology. Areas that it would be beneficial to know more about include an example of subject bias and the way in which an experimenter can prevent subject bias.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this assessment, you will be asked about:

  • The definition of external validity
  • A type of bias that means participants want to be seen in a good light
  • Example of subject bias
  • Demand characteristic of a case
  • Ways in which an experimenter can avoid subject bias

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding subject bias in psychology research
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding bias that means participants want to be viewed positively
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as external validity

Additional Learning

Want to learn more about psychology research? Then review the lesson titled, Subject Bias in Psychology: Definition & Examples. The lesson focuses on the following objectives:

  • Learn why researchers want to avoid subject bias
  • Recall what demand characteristics are
  • Discuss the negative consequences of subject bias and its impact on research
  • Review different ways that researchers can avoid subject bias, such as control groups