History, Approaches & Research Methods (AP (Advanced Placement) Psychology): Questions 49 - 53 of 218

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Question number: 49

» History, Approaches & Research Methods » Statistics, Research Methods & Ethics » Describing Data

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If a researcher establishes a causal relationship between eating breakfast and work performance, which of the following methods of research is used?

Choices

Choice (5) Response

a.

Statistics

b.

Survey

c.

Experimental research

d.

Correlational research

e.

Case study

Question number: 50

» History, Approaches & Research Methods » Logic, Philosophy, & History of Science

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The ________ perspective of psychology studies how individuals respond to the basic philosophical issues of life, such as death, meaning, freedom, and isolation.

Choices

Choice (5) Response

a.

psychoanalytic

b.

existential

c.

humanistic

d.

cognitive

e.

phenomenological

Question number: 51

» History, Approaches & Research Methods » Experimental, Correlation, & Clinical Research

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A scientist wants to find out if there is empirical evidence for a relationship between caffeine and aggressive behavior. She would

Choices

Choice (5) Response

a.

research what other experts had thought.

b.

test the idea by observation.

c.

test the idea by conducting an experiment.

d.

correlate newspaper accounts and the types of beverages consumed.

e.

interview people to get their opinions.

Question number: 52

» History, Approaches & Research Methods » Experimental, Correlation, & Clinical Research

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In an experiment to find out if taking ginseng increases IQ scores, the IQ scores would be

Choices

Choice (5) Response

a.

the independent variable.

b.

the dependent variable.

c.

a control variable.

d.

an extraneous variable.

e.

Question does not provide sufficient data or is vague

Question number: 53

» History, Approaches & Research Methods » Experimental, Correlation, & Clinical Research

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Giving placebos in drug experiments is necessary to

Choices

Choice (5) Response

a.

counteract the random assignment of subjects.

b.

counteract the side effects of the drug.

c.

control for the effects of suggestion and expectation.

d.

keep control subjects from knowing they have been given the drug.

e.

All of the above

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