Chapter 2: Research Methods in Psychology

Question 1 of 10

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A(n) __________ is an organized set of concepts that explains a phenomenon or a set of phenomena.

Select one of the following:

  • Theory

  • Hypothesis

  • Operational definition

  • Correlation

Question 2 of 10

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When articles are submitted to most journals, they are sent out as experts for detailed analyses. This process is known as

Select one of the following:

  • Debriefing.

  • Informed consent.

  • Peer review.

  • Control procedures.

Question 3 of 10

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Professor Peterson is testing the hypothesis that people will cooperate less when a lot of people are in a group. In the experiment he plans, he will vary the number of people in each group. That will be his

Select one of the following:

  • Placebo control.

  • Independent variable.

  • Double-blind control.

  • Dependent variable.

Question 4 of 10

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Rahul is serving as a research assistant. In the first phase of the experiment, Rahul gives each participant a can of cola or a can of caffeine-free cola. In the second phase of the experiment, Rahul times the participants with a stopwatch while they play a video game. It sounds like this study is lacking a(n)

Select one of the following:

  • Placebo control.

  • Correlational design.

  • Operational definition.

  • Double-blind control.

Question 5 of 10

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Matt is participating in a two-day experiment. On Day 1, he takes a memory test after running on a treadmill for 2 minutes. On Day 2, he takes similar test after running for 10 minutes. The experimenters plan to compare Matt's performance on the two tests. This sounds like a

Select one of the following:

  • Within-subjects design.

  • Double-blind control.

  • Between-subjects design.

  • Correlational design.

Question 6 of 10

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Shirley visits an antique store. The owner explains to her that the smaller an object is, the more he can charge for it. This is an example of a

Select one of the following:

  • Correlation coefficient.

  • Negative correlation.

  • Positive correlation.

  • Placebo effect.

Question 7 of 10

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Dr. Paul is developing a new measure of hunger. He says, "I need a measure that will accurately predict how much food people will eat in their next meal." Dr. Paul's statement is that the __________ of the measure.

Select one of the following:

  • Operational definition

  • Standardization

  • Validity

  • Reliability

Question 8 of 10

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Giovanna is worried that the results of her experiment may be affected by her participants' desire to provide favorable impressions of themselves. It sounds as if she might be using __________ measures.

Select one of the following:

  • Valid

  • Self-report

  • Reliable

  • Operational

Question 9 of 10

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Ben believes that men are more likely to arrive late to classes than are women. To test this hypothesis most effectively, Ben should use

Select one of the following:

  • A within-subjects design.

  • A correlational design.

  • Self-report measures.

  • Naturalistic observation.

Question 10 of 10

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Before you participate in an experiment, the researcher should provide you with information about procedures, potential risks, and expected benefits. This process is called

Select one of the following:

  • A risk/gain assessment.

  • Informed debriefing.

  • Informed consent.

  • Operational definitions.

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Chapter 2: Research Methods in Psychology

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