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Research Methods in Psychology Study Set 2

Psychology

Quiz 2 :

Explanation in Scientific Psychology

Quiz 2 :

Explanation in Scientific Psychology

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An approach to science whereby observations are gathered in the hopes of testing theoretical explanations is called:
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C

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Which of the following represents an intervening variable?
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A

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The two major functions of a theory are:
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B

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The inductive scientist emphasizes ____ whereas the deductive scientist emphasizes ____.
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The a priori method:
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Social loafing refers to the observation that people:
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Choosing to believe some material in this course because your instructor told you that it is correct information most likely represents which system for the fixation of beliefs?
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Complete the following analogy: induction : specific information :: deduction : ____.
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A theory that explains a wide variety of occurrences with very few explanatory constructs is said to:
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You believe that you may have trouble getting a phone call through to a distant city following a hurricane,because it seems likely that some lines may have been damaged by the storm.Your belief is based on the:
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Some individuals continue to believe that all people's intentions are good despite contrary evidence,perhaps because it is less stressful than the alternative belief.This represents an example of which system for the fixation of beliefs?
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The inductive scientist:
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The scientific method:
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The deductive scientist:
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NBC evening news reports that a Soviet diplomat is defecting to the U.S..Your belief in this report is based on the:
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Science needs and uses:
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According to the falsifiability view,____.
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Which of the following is false concerning inductive and deductive scientists?
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Which of the following describes the possible effect of data on theories?
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Data are:
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