History, Approaches & Research Methods-Experimental, Correlation, & Clinical Research (AP (Advanced Placement) Psychology): Questions 9 - 13 of 81

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Question number: 9

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In an experiment, Sara investigates how alcohol affects aggression. The number of alcoholic drinks the subject has is called:

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Choice (5) Response

a.

Experimental variable

b.

Dependent variable

c.

Positive variable

d.

Independent variable

e.

Controlled variable

Question number: 10

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The independent variable in an experiment is

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Choice (5) Response

a.

the variable that the experimenter chooses which cannot be manipulated.

b.

a measure of the subject’s behavior.

c.

the subject himself.

d.

any unwanted variable that may adversely affect the subject’s performance.

e.

the variable that the experimenter chooses to manipulate.

Question number: 11

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In the simplest experiment, the two groups of subjects are treated exactly alike except for the ________ variable.

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Choice (5) Response

a.

independent

b.

intervening

c.

extraneous

d.

control

e.

dependent

Question number: 12

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________ is an inherent part of the scientific method.

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Choice (5) Response

a.

observation

b.

practice

c.

reinforcement

d.

common sense

e.

analysis

Question number: 13

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We wish to test the hypothesis that music improves learning. We compare test scores of students who study to music with those who study in silence. Which of the following is an extraneous variable in this experiment?

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Choice (5) Response

a.

the students’ test scores

b.

the presence or absence of music

c.

silence

d.

the amount of time allowed for the studying

e.

the amount of time not considered for studying

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