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Question number: 263

» Measurement and Methodology » Scientific Method and the Evaluation of Evidence

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Of the following, which shows the least correlation with grade point average of young American adolescents?

Choices

Choice (5) Response

a.

Measured IQ on the Merrill-Palmer test administered at age three years

b.

Measured IQ on the WISC test administered at age eight years

c.

Parental attitudes toward education

d.

Socioeconomic status of parents

e.

Scores on tests for reading readiness and English usage

Question number: 264

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

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A researcher is studying the effect of diet on depression. The hypothesis is that a diet high in carbohydrates will help to alleviate the symptoms of depression. The group being studied is a random group of depressed inpatients. Every other day the subjects fill out the depression symptoms inventory. Which of the following is the most serious confounding variable?

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Choice (5) Response

a.

Some subjects are male and others are female.

b.

Some subjects have been in the hospital longer than others.

c.

Some subjects have been depressed before and others have not.

d.

Some subjects are on antidepressants and others are not.

e.

Some subjects are teenagers and other subjects are in their twenties.

Question number: 265

» Social Psychology » Conformity, Influence and Persuasion

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As Ben leaves his grocery store, a woman at a table near the door asks him to donate $20 to a cause that Ben has heard of but in which he has no personal investment. Ben politely declines; $20 feels like a lot of money to give to a charity that has no particular meaning for him. The woman asks if he’d be willing to give only $2, and Ben pulls some change out of his pocket and drops two coins in the box. The solicitor used the

Choices

Choice (5) Response

a.

foot-in-the-door technique.

b.

norm of reciprocity.

c.

door-in-the-face technique.

d.

equal status contact.

e.

lowballing technique.

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