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Question number: 47

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

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The most frequent score in a set of scores is known as the:

Choices

Choice (4) Response
a.

skewness

b.

mode

c.

mean

d.

median

Question number: 48

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

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Which of the following research methods does not permit researchers to draw conclusions related to cause-and-effect relationships?

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Choice (4) Response
a.

Naturalistic observations

b.

Case studies

c.

Correlational research

d.

Surveys

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 (4) Response
a.

Correlational research

b.

Experimental research

c.

Survey

d.

Statistics

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 (4) Response
a.

cognitive

b.

phenomenological

c.

existential

d.

humanistic

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 (4) Response
a.

correlate newspaper accounts and the types of beverages consumed.

b.

test the idea by observation.

c.

research what other experts had thought.

d.

test the idea by conducting an experiment.

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 (4) Response
a.

the independent variable.

b.

the dependent variable.

c.

a control variable.

d.

an extraneous variable.

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