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Quiz 4 :

Research Methods

Quiz 4 :

Research Methods

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Any factor in a research study that makes the results uninterpretable is called a(n)
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B

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Dr Smith uses a sample of participants in his memory study.Any conclusions that can be drawn from the results may be applied to the general population if there is a high degree of
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D

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Of the following, which hypothesis would NOT be appropriate given the concept of testability:
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C

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The reason that researchers cannot allow participants to decide whether to be in the control or treatment group is that this procedure may result in differences between the treatment and control group participants that
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Internal validity is defined as
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A hypothesis is defined as a(n)
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Your friend has trouble making commitments in relationships.You believe that this is because her parents had a bitter divorce when she was young.Your belief that a child who lives through a bitter parental divorce will have trouble making commitments in relationships as an adult would be considered a(n)
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External validity refers to the
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The independent variable in a research study is the variable that
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Studies that have significant confounds are said to be low in
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A researcher separates participants into two groups.Group A receives an active medication and Group B receives an empty capsule that looks and feels like the real medication.Group B is the ______ group.
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While studying the impact of nutrition on intelligence, a researcher has one group of rats on a vitamin-rich diet and the other group eating Big Macs.While observing the rats run a complicated maze, the researcher notes that the vitamin-enhanced rats' maze is more brightly lit than the Big Mac rats' maze.The difference in lighting in this study is a(n)
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The purpose of randomisation is to make sure that
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With regard to research design, all of the following statements are true EXCEPT that
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In an experimental study
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The dependent variable in a research study is the variable that
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A researcher studies the impact of stress on college students' exam scores.Whether the results of this study help us to understand the relationship between job performance and stress level of real-life organisational workers is a question of
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In a study to investigate the effects of alcohol on reflexes, some students were given three bottles of beer and some were given three bottles of non-alcoholic beer, and reaction time was measured.The group that received the non-alcoholic beer is the
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A researcher is testing the effects of sunlight on depression.The dependent variable is_________ and the independent variable is _________________.
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If a study of a medication is conducted using only 25-year-old white males, the results would be limited in their
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