Quiz 2: Research Methods
Quiz 2: Research Methods PSYC 2350
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Date Created: 09/19/15
Question 1 1 out of 1 points A childcare director is trying to find out information about the parents in her center She decides to have them fill out surveys What method of research is this approach Selected c Answer descriptive Answers a experimental b correlational c desc p ve d observational Question 2 1 out of 1 points A group of children were given a questionnaire A couple of weeks later the same children were given the same questionnaire The researcher was interested in how similar the childrenOs responses are between the two tests The researcher is examining the testOs Selected a Answer reliability Answers a reliability b external validity c internal validity d construct validity Question 3 1 out of 1 points An advantage of laboratory observation over naturalistic observation is that when observations are made in the lab researchers can Selected c Answer control factors that might influence behavior Answers a utilize inferential statistical analyses b employ longitudinal designs c control factors that might influence behavior d assess cause in a natural setting Question 4 1 out of 1 points A correlation of 9 between Oamount of sleepO and Oalertness during the dayO indicates that Selected a Answer the less sleep you get at night the less alert you are during the day Answers a Question 5 1 out of 1 points the less sleep you get at night the less alert you are during the day b getting more sleep at night causes you to be more alert during the day c getting less sleep at night causes you to be more alert during the day d the more sleep you get at night the less alert you are during the day A psychologist is interested in how early childhood nutrition affects height To research this subject he tracks the nutritional consumption and growth of the same group of infants from age 1 through age 6 This research technique is utilizing a Selected Answer Answers Question 6 1 out of 1 points deggn c longitudinal a correlational b timelag c longitudinal d crosssectional To determine the effects of a new memoryenhancing pill a researcher randomly assigns 30 women to one of two conditions In the first condition each subject is given a pill and then told to try to memorize a list of 20 nonsense words In the second condition subjects are simply asked to try to memorize the word list Results indicated that subjects who received the pill got an average of 12 items correct whereas the nopill group recalled only 6 items In this experiment the independent variable is the Selected c Answer pill versus nopill condition Answers a sex of the subjects b use of nonsense words c pill versus nopill condition d number of words recalled Question 7 1 out of 1 points Variables A and B have a correction of 86 If you know Keira has a low score on A what can you say about her score on B Selected a Answer Keira is likely to have a high score on B Answers a Keira is likely to have a high score on B b KeiraOs score on B is likely to be lower than her score on A c We cannot predict KeiraOs score d Keira is likely to have a low score on B Question 8 1 out of 1 points An infant is shown female faces over and over again until her looking time decreases She is then shown a male face but doesn39t look significantly longer at it In this example the infant has successfully Selected d Answer habituated Answers a done all of the above b learned the difference between male and female faces c dishabituated d habituated Question 9 1 out of 1 points Lisa and 49 other 9th graders is participating in research that requires her to wear a beeper When she receives a beep she must record whether she is with friends or family What methodology is this study using Selected Answer Answers Question 10 0 out of 1 points c Experience sampling a Case study b Physiological measures c Experience sampling d Correlational Which of the following variables is LEAST likely to be an independent variable in an experiment Selected Answer Answers b 2F a Hours of teacher training is 2F c Parental involvement in school d Family size
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