History, Approaches & Research Methods (AP (Advanced Placement) Psychology): Questions 110 - 113 of 218

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Question number: 110

» History, Approaches & Research Methods » Statistics, Research Methods & Ethics » Making Inferences

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The Hawthorne effect is best explained as:

Choices

Choice (5) Response

a.

The change in the results of an experiment when it is “blind” versus “double blind”

b.

Specific, testable predictions derived from a theory

c.

Expectations by the experimenter that can influence the results of an experiment

d.

The idea that people will alter their behavior because of the researchers’ attention and not because of actual treatment

e.

The idea that subjects in an experiment will lie if the researcher tells them to

Question number: 111

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

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Which of the following represents the largest field of specialization in psychology?

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Choice (5) Response

a.

clinical psychology

b.

counseling psychology

c.

educational psychology

d.

experimental psychology

e.

industrial psychology

Question number: 112

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

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A school psychologist is interested in studying the effectiveness of a reading improvement program. He has randomly assigned participants to one of two groups. The first group receives training in phonics, while the second group is put on a waiting list and receives no training. What is the control group?

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Choice (5) Response

a.

the group that received no training

b.

the universe

c.

the population

d.

the sample

e.

the group that received the phonics training

Question number: 113

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

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A correlation coefficient of -1.09 indicates a (n)

Choices

Choice (5) Response

a.

cause/effect relationship.

b.

strong positive correlation.

c.

error in computation.

d.

no correlation.

e.

strong negative correlation.

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