Principles of Educational Psychology

Psychology

Quiz 1 :

Educational Psychology and Teacher Decision Making

Quiz 1 :

Educational Psychology and Teacher Decision Making

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A French teacher reads an article about how visual imagery (i.e., "picturing" things in one's mind) can be used to help students learn French vocabulary words.To find out if visual imagery is more effective than verbal repetition in learning vocabulary words, she develops two different study guides for her students-one that tells students how to use visual imagery to learn French words, and one that tells them just to repeat the words over and over again-and randomly distributes the two study guides to her students.Over the next few weeks, the teacher finds that students using visual imagery study guides achieve higher average quiz scores.She concludes that the study guides describing the visual imagery technique help her students learn their French vocabulary words.Is the teacher's conclusion valid?
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According to the definition of Educational psychology in the textbook, which one of the following is a true statement?
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C

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Mr.Jacobs wants to find out whether a new program for teaching physical education promotes students' physical development.He gives his students a number of tests before they begin the program (pretests) and the same tests again after they have been in the program for eight months (posttests).He finds that the students' posttest scores are higher than their pretest scores and so concludes that the program is effective.What is definitely wrong with Mr.Jacobs' conclusion?
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According to the textbook, principles and theories about student learning and classroom practice:
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A research study finds that students who weigh more do better in school.Which one of the following is an appropriate deduction from this information?
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Professor Singh conducts an experiment to test whether or not the Holmes Approach to Studying Psychology (HASP) is superior to the Watson Approach to Studying Psychology (WASP).He convinces Dr.Ormrod to use HASP in her 9:00 am class and WASP in her 10:00 am class.Students exposed to the HASP method do better on the final exam than students exposed to the WASP method.Prof.Singh concludes that HASP is better than WASP.What is definitely wrong with Singh's experiment?
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A researcher is interested in the effect of teacher-student ratios.She finds 10 fifth-grade classrooms with 30-40 students per class and 10 others with 15-25 students per class.She discovers that there is a correlation between class size and student achievement.Which one of the following conclusions can we draw from this study?
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A principle can best be characterized as a(n):
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Experimental research requires:
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Dr.MacMillan conducts a study in which she gives some students (chosen randomly) logically organized learning material; she gives other students the same material presented in a haphazard, unpredictable sequence.She finds that students with the organized material remember more.This study can best be described as a(n):
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Ms.Jones, a physical education teacher, notices that some of her students are better basketball players than others.She wonders if having a basketball net at home fosters the development of basketball skills.She gives her students a short survey that asks them if they have a basketball net at home.Sure enough, Ms.Jones finds that the better basketball players are more likely to have a net at home.She concludes that having a basketball net at home facilitates the development of basketball skills.Is her conclusion appropriate?
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Which one of the following conclusions could be drawn from a descriptive study?
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An independent inquiry into school retention rates in a Toronto school board finds drop-out rates of 5% for boys and 2% for girls, and of 4% for urban schools and 8% for rural schools.What type of study was conducted?
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Which one of the following is an example of elaboration?
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Considering the research findings described in the textbook, which one of the following is a true statement?
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Which one of the following statements about educational research is true?
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A study that tells us whether two variables are related, but does not tell us if one variable causes or influences the other, is a(n):
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In experimental studies an independent variable is:
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A theory can best be characterized as a(n):
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Dr.Levesque finds that students in private schools perform better on achievement tests than do students in public schools.He can conclude that:
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