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Question number: 1

History, Approaches & Research Methods
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A common sense approach to psychology is

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Choice (5)Response

a.

often contradicted by empirical evidence.

b.

the most reliable.

c.

the basis for collecting data (observed facts).

d.

is same as empirical evidence.

e.

the basis for most psychological theories.

Question number: 2

History, Approaches & Research Methods
Making Inferences
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An extraneous factor that inhibits the researcher’s ability to infer cause and effect relationships is known as the ________ variable.

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a.

interdependent

b.

independent

c.

correlational

d.

confounding

e.

dependent

Question number: 3

History, Approaches & Research Methods
Making Inferences
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A random sample can best be explained as:

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a.

A selection of cases from a larger population

b.

A sample that is carefully chosen so the characteristics of participants correspond to the larger population

c.

A sample of a larger population from the experimental group

d.

A selection of cases from the control group

e.

A sample in which each potential participant has an equal chance of being selected

Question number: 4

History, Approaches & Research Methods
Describing Data
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One of the limitations of the survey method is

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that it sets up an artificial situation.

b.

that replies may not be accurate.

c.

observer bias.

d.

the self-fulfilling prophecy.

e.

that replies are determinant.