PSYC 3003 Week 2 Test – Question and Answers


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PSYC 3003 Week 2 Test

  1. A school superintendent has received a report from the state that lists the ranking of schools in terms of the students’ performance on the state’s achievement test. Which scale of measurement is represented in this report?
  2. A form of reliability that is used to assess the consistency of judgment when more than one person has observed a set of events is known as
  3. Which of the following is the best operational definition of the conceptual variable of attraction?
  4. Which of the following equations represents the relationship between true score, actual score, and reliability?
  5. Which of the following statistics would be used to assess the reliability of a set of raters who used a nominal variable to code behavior?
  6. The nomological net refers to
  7. A test designed to measure baseball performance skills would be said to have high predictive validity if a person who scores low on the test also
  8. While taking a projective test, Neeka states that she has higher self-esteem and is more successful than most other college students. This responding might represent which of the following?
  9. Which of the following would be the best example of a nonreactive behavioral measure?
  10. Which of the following techniques can be used to reduce acquiescent responding?
  11. Errors in recording the scores on a test that occur because the keypuncher is not paying attention are likely to produce
  12. An operational definition
  13. Which of the following statements is true?
  14. A scientist is interested in developing a scale to measure people’s mood states. Which of the following forms of validity is likely to be most appropriate?
  15. A researcher measures participants’ speed to push a button on the computer when a stimulus is presented on the computer screen. Which of the following measurement scales describes this reaction time measure?
  16. A researcher indicates the experimental condition of an experiment using the number 1 and the control condition using the number 2. What kind of variable is being used?
  17. In order to better understand how individuals react to a questionnaire before using the questionnaire in a research project, the researcher may wish to
  18. An example of a conceptual variable is ; an example of a measured variable is .
  19. Which of the following is true about the difference between random and systematic error?
  20. Height is a(n) variable, and weight is a(n) variable.
  21. If it is found that people’s self-esteem changes quickly—for instance, from day to day— then self-esteem should be considered to be
  22. Consider the following item that might appear on a Likert scale: “I normally do not get along well with other people.” Such an item has high validity but may not have validity because respondents may not answer it honestly.
  23. A scale that asks participants to check off as many items as apply from a list is probably which type of scale?
  24. A measure of schizophrenia that measures only elements of auditory hallucinations, but not other symptoms of schizophrenia, would be said to have
  25. A researcher who measures self-esteem using both a Likert scale and a behavioral measure is using the technique of
  26. A researcher has found that his new measure designed to assess the conceptual variable of “exoticism” correlates about +.85 with an existing measure designed to assess “unusualness.” The researcher needs to worry about the of his measure.
  27. One of the disadvantages of free-format questions is that
  28. William decides to study differences in student’s interest in their psychology class. He figures that people who are more interested in the class will come to class more often, so he keeps track of class attendance. In William’s research project, interest in the class is which of the following?
  29. Donna is in a two-part experiment. She completed a self-esteem measure one week ago and is now taking the same measure again. Which of the following problems may arise from this process?
  30. Which of the following best describes the Rorschach inkblot test?