PSYC 3003 Week 2 Test Methods in Psyc Inquiry (Spring 2022)


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Test – Week 2

  1. When looking for literature sources for a research project, Sarah looked for information in the Journal of Counseling Psychology and in her social psychology textbook. Which type of sources is each of these?
  2. Which of the following best describes snowball sampling?
  3. Results are said to be statistically significant if
  4. A researcher might use previous research to develop an experiment that
  5. What are unstructured questions also known as?
  6. In a study investigating alcohol use and mood disorders on college campuses, Pam separates the population into different ethnic groups and then uses a computer program to pick 10 names at random for each ethnic group. Which sampling technique is Pam using?
  7. Increasing the sample size (N) will increase the statistical significance of a relationship whenever the effect size is
  8. Which of the following best represents the inductive method?
  9. Theories are designed to
  10. A literature search will be most efficient if it
  11. Which of the following is true about hypothesis testing?
  12. Sampling bias is most likely to occur when
  13. The U.S. Census is known as a census because
  14. In a study investigating the effects of two different doses of a drug on students’ test performance, the drug represents the and students test performance is .
  15. A scientist has concluded that two variables are significantly correlated when in fact they are not. The scientist has
  16. Margie sets alpha to .05, whereas Charles sets alpha to .10. Which of the following is more likely to occur for Margie than for Charles?
  17. A principle that is so general that it is assumed to apply to all situations is called a
  18. In a correlational research design, the term predictor variable is used to refer to the
  19. Which of the following is an advantage of using an unstructured interview?
  20. Which of the following represents the assumption that the observed data will not differ between experimental conditions, except for differences due to chance?
  21. The most rigorous test of a scientific theory involves
  22. The entire group of people the researcher is interested in learning about is known as the , whereas the group of people that actually participate in the research is known as the
  23. Louise has decided to conduct an experiment that is expected to show that an existing theory (the theory of cognitive dissonance) can explain why individuals who have cheated on an exam may later decide that it is OK to cheat. Her experiment is informed by
  24. In a study of the effect of pleasure reading on vocabulary level, the vocabulary level is considered what type of variable?
  25. Mail surveys are particularly vulnerable to a problem that arises when not all respondents complete and return the survey. This problem is called
  26. A researcher has found a relationship that has an effect size of .60. How should the researcher consider this effect size?
  27. Which of the following survey methods is best for dealing with highly personal or embarrassing topics, especially when you want to preserve the anonymity of respondents?
  28. Which of the following is the best example of a research hypothesis?
  29. Scientists sometimes conduct research that is designed to find limiting conditions of previous research or to explain conflicting findings in previous research. In general, this approach to doing research
  30. Which of the following is normally true in behavioral research?