Research Methods and Statistics [GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) Psychology]: Questions 1 - 5 of 343

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Question 1

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Changes in behavior due to one՚s expectations that a drug will have some effect, is called ________.

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

Effect

b.

Placebo

c.

Placebo effect

d.

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Question 2

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________ means that a subject has an equal chance of being a member of either the experimental group or the control group.

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Choice (4)Response

a.

Random score

b.

Random sampling

c.

Random assignment

d.

None of the above

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Question 3

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Resulting data from a test of academic knowledge are positively skewed. This suggests that

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

the test was too difficult.

b.

an unbiased estimate must be calculated.

c.

some students benefited from a “halo effect” .

d.

the test was too easy.

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Question 4

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Which of the following is the formula of ‘Mean’ .

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Choice (4)Response

a.

b.

c.

d.

None of the above

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Question 5

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Which of the are following advantages of “experimental method” .

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Choice (4)Response

a.

Clear cause-and-effect relationship can be identified

b.

Powerful controlled observations can be staged

c.

No need to wait for natural event

d.

None of the above

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