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AS Psychology - Research Methods

Question 1 of 10

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The independent variable (IV) is the variable that is directly manipulated by the experimenter.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 2 of 10

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What are participant effects?

Select one of the following:

  • When the participants are aware what is expected of them, so the participants change their behavior.

  • When the researchers behavior or characteristics influence the research in any way.

  • Variables associated with the research situation.

  • The variables associated with the research participants.

Question 3 of 10

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Directional or Non-Directional hypothesis?
'There will be a difference between the number of words recalled correctly during a memory test when it is done under quiet conditions and when it is done under noisy conditions'.

Select one of the following:

  • Directional

  • Non-Directional

Question 4 of 10

1

-SELECT TWO-
Which of the following experiments is the IV manipulated by the experimenter?

Select one or more of the following:

  • Lab Experiment

  • Natural Experiment

  • Field Experiment

Question 5 of 10

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-SELECT TWO-
Which of the following are weaknesses of natural experiments?

Select one or more of the following:

  • Lacks ecological validity

  • Decreased internal validity

  • Results can be hard to interpret

  • Many extraneous variables

  • Demand characteristics

  • Ethical issues

Question 6 of 10

1

A disadvantage of independent groups design is order effects.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 7 of 10

1

Random sampling is when

Select one of the following:

  • People are selected if they are readily available

  • Participants self-select

  • Everyone in the target population has an equal chance of being selected

Question 8 of 10

1

Reliability refers to whether the test is measuring what it claims to measure.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 9 of 10

1

-SELECT THREE-
Which of the following are measures of central tendency?

Select one or more of the following:

  • Standard Deviation

  • Mode

  • Range

  • Median

  • Mean

Question 10 of 10

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Which of the following is NOT an ethical issue?

Select one of the following:

  • Informed Consent

  • Debriefing

  • Deception

  • Right to Withdraw

  • Confidentiality

  • Protection From Psychological Harm

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