History, Approaches & Research Methods (AP (Advanced Placement) Psychology): Questions 150 - 154 of 218

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Question number: 150

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

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The conditions that a researcher wishes to prevent from affecting the experiment are called

Choices

Choice (5) Response

a.

constants.

b.

extraneous variables.

c.

independent variables.

d.

dependent variables.

e.

intervening variables.

Question number: 151

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

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The use of numbers to represent events or characteristics is known as:

Choices

Choice (5) Response

a.

reliability

b.

hypothesis

c.

replication

d.

statistic

e.

measurement

Question number: 152

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

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A variable, such as the personality of a subject that might affect the outcome of an experiment would be controlled by

Choices

Choice (5) Response

a.

assuming the effects of the variable are negligible.

b.

repeating the experiment several times until the results are consistent.

c.

manipulating the dependent variables simultaneously.

d.

planned assignment of subjects.

e.

random assignment of subjects.

Question number: 153

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

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The philosophical position that heredity provides individuals with inborn knowledge and abilities is known as:

Choices

Choice (5) Response

a.

Gestalt Approach

b.

nativism

c.

empiricism

d.

rationalism

e.

structuralism

Question number: 154

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

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The phrase “a theory must also be falsifiable” means

Choices

Choice (5) Response

a.

theories are a rich array of observations regarding behavior but with few facts to support them.

b.

researchers misrepresent their data.

c.

nothing.

d.

a theory must be defined so it can be disconfirmed.

e.

a theory must not be defined so that it can be disconfirmed.

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