History, Approaches & Research Methods-Statistics, Research Methods & Ethics (AP (Advanced Placement) Psychology): Questions 21 - 23 of 48

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Question number: 21

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

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Which of the following is considered a disadvantage of naturalistic observation?

Choices

Choice (5) Response

a.

It provides an overabundance of information.

b.

It does not identify the cause of observed behavior.

c.

It identifies cause of naturalistic observation.

d.

It deals with behavior not tampered with by outside influences.

e.

It limits biased observations through careful record keeping.

Question number: 22

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How is a survey different from a standardized test?

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Choice (5) Response

a.

A survey takes place in a naturalistic setting, while a standardized test take place in the laboratory.

b.

There is no difference.

c.

A standardized test measures a variable, while a survey does not.

d.

A survey does not compare a participant’s performance to a larger group of participants, while a standardized test does.

e.

A standardized test does not measure variable, while a survey does measure it.

Question number: 23

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

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Joseph runs an experiment testing the effects of sugar consumption on aggression levels in children and randomly assigns 20 subjects either to a control group given sugar-free sweets or to the experimental group that was given the same sweets that did contain sugar. He then tests the subjects’ response to several different puzzles, each with increasing difficulty and hypothesizes that sugar levels play a major role in aggression in children. In order to know whether his hypothesis has been supported, Joseph will need to use:

Choices

Choice (5) Response

a.

Experimental research

b.

Inferential statistics

c.

Scatter plots

d.

Means-to-end statistics

e.

Descriptive statistics

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