Chapter 2: Research Methods in Psychology

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Chapter 2: Research Methods in Psychology Textbook Quiz for Psych 1020

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Question 1

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A(n) __________ is an organized set of concepts that explains a phenomenon or a set of phenomena.
Answer
  • Theory
  • Hypothesis
  • Operational definition
  • Correlation

Question 2

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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
Answer
  • Debriefing.
  • Informed consent.
  • Peer review.
  • Control procedures.

Question 3

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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
Answer
  • Placebo control.
  • Independent variable.
  • Double-blind control.
  • Dependent variable.

Question 4

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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)
Answer
  • Placebo control.
  • Correlational design.
  • Operational definition.
  • Double-blind control.

Question 5

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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
Answer
  • Within-subjects design.
  • Double-blind control.
  • Between-subjects design.
  • Correlational design.

Question 6

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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
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  • Correlation coefficient.
  • Negative correlation.
  • Positive correlation.
  • Placebo effect.

Question 7

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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.
Answer
  • Operational definition
  • Standardization
  • Validity
  • Reliability

Question 8

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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.
Answer
  • Valid
  • Self-report
  • Reliable
  • Operational

Question 9

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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
Answer
  • A within-subjects design.
  • A correlational design.
  • Self-report measures.
  • Naturalistic observation.

Question 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
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  • A risk/gain assessment.
  • Informed debriefing.
  • Informed consent.
  • Operational definitions.
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