AS Psychology - Research Methods

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Question 1

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The independent variable (IV) is the variable that is directly manipulated by the experimenter.
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 2

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What are participant effects?
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  • 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

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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'.
Answer
  • Directional
  • Non-Directional

Question 4

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-SELECT TWO- Which of the following experiments is the IV manipulated by the experimenter?
Answer
  • Lab Experiment
  • Natural Experiment
  • Field Experiment

Question 5

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-SELECT TWO- Which of the following are weaknesses of natural experiments?
Answer
  • Lacks ecological validity
  • Decreased internal validity
  • Results can be hard to interpret
  • Many extraneous variables
  • Demand characteristics
  • Ethical issues

Question 6

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A disadvantage of independent groups design is order effects.
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 7

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Random sampling is when
Answer
  • 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

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Reliability refers to whether the test is measuring what it claims to measure.
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 9

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-SELECT THREE- Which of the following are measures of central tendency?
Answer
  • Standard Deviation
  • Mode
  • Range
  • Median
  • Mean

Question 10

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Which of the following is NOT an ethical issue?
Answer
  • Informed Consent
  • Debriefing
  • Deception
  • Right to Withdraw
  • Confidentiality
  • Protection From Psychological Harm