History, Approaches & Research Methods (AP Psychology): Questions 138 - 141 of 212

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Question number: 138

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

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In the method of naturalistic observation, psychologists

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Choice (4) Response

a.

don’t observe subjects in their natural environments.

b.

set out to actively observe subjects in their natural environments.

c.

set up controlled experiments by which they uncover causal elements in behavior.

d.

haphazardly encounter behavior as it naturally occurs.

Question number: 139

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

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The statement that psychology is empirical means:

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Choice (4) Response

a.

The methods of psychology are based on controlled experiments and on observations made with great precision and objectivity

b.

Psychology is experimental in nature

c.

Scientific psychology originated in Greek and Roman ages

d.

Psychology is different from other sciences

Question number: 140

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

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In my experiment, I am going to investigate how sleep affects anxiety. The number of hours of sleep the subjects have is called the ________ variable.

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a.

intervening

b.

independent

c.

dependent

d.

control

Question number: 141

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

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A researcher is studying effects of yoga on mental health. She assigns participants to one group that is given 5 week yoga intervention or to another group that is given a free 5 week gym membership. Which of the following would she use to randomly assign participants to one of the groups?

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Choice (4) Response

a.

Men will be put in the yoga group; women will be put in the gym group.

b.

Those that have previously done yoga will be put in the yoga group; those that have not done yoga will be put in the gym group.

c.

The first 10 people who enroll will be put in the yoga group; the next 10 will be put in the gym group, and so forth.

d.

Each participant will flip a coin; those who get heads will be put in the yoga group, those who get tails will be put in the gym group.

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