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Question number: 20

» General Psychology » Industrial-Organizational Psychology

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Question

Employees Kim and Ela, at the same telecommunications company had objective assessments of their sales of complex data products during the first quarter. Ela sold more total installations than Kim. However, one third of Ela’s customers had their service cancelled in less than three months, while none of Kim’s customers cancelled. What are the implications for managers in conducting Kim’s and Ela’s respective performance appraisals?

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

They should focus only on the highest number of total sales.

b.

They should include objective ratings by expert panels

c.

They should focus only on the cancellations and disregard the numbers of sales.

d.

They should include subjective ratings by supervisors or a panel of experts.

Question number: 21

» Measurement and Methodology » Psychometrics, Test Construction, Reliability, Validity

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Question

Variability produced by random errors, subject variables, and treatment effects is called ________.

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

The F ratio.

b.

Error variance.

c.

Between-groups variance.

d.

Random variance.

Question number: 22

» Lifespan Development » Socialization, Family and Cultural Influences

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Question

The Strange Situation is used in order to study

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

Hawthorne effect

b.

Barnum effect

c.

Diffusion of responsibility

d.

infant attachment

Question number: 23

» Measurement and Methodology » Statistical Procedures

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Question

A researcher wants to consider the effects of preparation on standardized test scores. She plans to compare the GRE scores of students who did and did not take a preparation course for the GRE. She also plans to compare the GRE scores of students who took preparation courses though Company X, Company Y, and Company Z.

The researchers found that students who took a preparation course with Companies X and Y scored higher on the GRE than students who did not prepare. But students who took a preparation course with Company Z scored no higher on average than students who did not take a preparation course. These results are an example of

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

a zero correlation

b.

an interaction effect

c.

a flat effect

d.

a main effect

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