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Study guide PSYC 2301

Alyssa Reyes
Intro to Methods in Psychology

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This was the sample quiz/study guide provided by the instructor with the answers gone over in class. In case anyone missed the session!
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Date Created: 02/21/15
1 The knowledge you gained by taking notes in a series of lectures on social psychology is knowledge based on a direct observation b deductive reasoning c authoritative sources d intuitions 2 I am a tourist in a remote exotic country and l repeatedly observe that people nod as they pass by each other Inferring that the nodding is a type of greeting is based on an inference adeduche b inductive based on making repeated observations You see it happen o en c experimental d hypothetical 3 A researcher designs an experiment to study the following proposition quotSuccessful performance on cognitive tasks depends on the sex of human subjectsquot This proposition is best described as an a research hypothesis you are not making a prediction b experimental prediction c experimental outcome d sexist bias 4 In an experiment the proposition that quotsubjects given drawings of architectural plans for study M understand the plans better than subjects given written descriptions of the plansquot is an example of an a empirical observation b research hypothesis c experimental prediction quotwillquot gives it away It is predicting an outcome In the sentence try to label what are the dependent and independent variables d correlational method 5 Which of the following are the required sectionscomponents of a research article a abstract introduction methods results eenelusiens b abstract introduction discussion results eenelusiens c introduction methods results eenelusiens discussion d abstract introduction methods results discussion conclusions sometimes included but not required 6 Which is NOT an example of a situational variable a the speed of responding in an emergency b the number of people engaged in conversation at a gathering c the degree of crowding in a room d the noise level in an assembly hall 7 A marketing researcher nds that sales of multicolor apparel increase as the average temperature increases during the wintertospring transition She has found a relationship between sales and temperature a positive bnegaUve c curvilinear d zero 8 A measure has criterion validity to the extent that it a enables one to make correct predictions about behavior D like the SAT example criterion for GPA for rst semester of college Validity and b seems to correctly and reliably measure the reliability are behavior different c meets the criteria of reliability and validity d b and c 9 If I use the resting heart rate of a person as a measure a hisher degree of extraversion you would most likely question the of the measure a reliability D the measure would be reliable so you expect it to be the same the next time you run the test b reactivity c validity d all of the above 50 multiple choice 1 hour to take Bring your own scantron


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