Research Methods Quiz #01

nick.rose
Quiz by nick.rose, updated more than 1 year ago
nick.rose
Created by nick.rose over 6 years ago
132
4

Description

Research methods quiz for AS and A2 psychology students

Resource summary

Question 1

Question
Which of the statements relate to the term 'Validity'?
Answer
  • The extent to which the predictions of a researcher have been confirmed by the findings of the study.
  • The extent to which a test measures what it claims to measure.
  • The extent to which extraneous variables have been controlled.
  • The extent to which an experiment has mundane realism.
  • The extent to which we can generalise the findings from our sample to our target population.

Question 2

Question
Which option below relates to the term 'confidentiality'?
Answer
  • It is only acceptable to record personal data if that data is in a form which will not identify any of the participants.
  • Participants should not be observed in certain situations (e.g. in their homes) without their knowledge and prior consent.
  • The participants are not informed of the true purpose of a study.

Question 3

Question
Which of these issues presents a problem when trying to ensure participants give 'informed consent'.
Answer
  • It is sometimes possible to work out who a participant was on the basis of the information provided in a study.
  • Participants may feel obliged to continue with a study because of payment.
  • The information about the study may change the participant's behaviour and invalidate the purpose of the study.

Question 4

Question
"A precise and testable statement of the relationship between two variables." What does this statement describe?
Answer
  • An aim
  • A hypothesis
  • A prediction

Question 5

Question
Which of the statements below is a 'directional' hypothesis?
Answer
  • To investigate whether mnemonics improve recall.
  • Recall of words early in the list will be recalled better than words in the middle of the list.
  • The mean number of correct answers to the eye-witness questions will be different for older participants (50-75) and younger participants (18-25).
Show full summary Hide full summary

Similar

Research Methods
cheyenne warwick
PSYA1 - attachment, AQA psychology
T W
Inclusive Education: Efficacy Research
Maisie Rose Woodward
DOCUMENTS
ashiana121
Groups, Formal Organizations and Bureacracy
Kome Ekor
AS Psychology AQA Social influence
Emily Hargreaves
Theoretical Issues Influencing Research Methods
Summer Pearce
Ethics In Psychology Research
amberbob27
Obedience Core Study - Bickman
Max B
Studying Deviance
scollins10
Sections of Psychology Report
Nikki Prochacha