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Question number: 31

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

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In the criterion-keying or empirical-keying approach to test construction, the researcher

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Choice (4) Response

a.

must include items that allow for a range of scores

b.

must include items that discriminate between groups

c.

must include items that measure speed

d.

must include items that allow for projective answers

Question number: 32

» Measurement and Methodology » Research Designs

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A researcher wishes to study the effects of frequent changes of residence on the scholastic achievement of children. What kind of research design is most appropriate?

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Choice (4) Response

a.

Random sample

b.

Stratified sample

c.

Pretest-posttest

d.

Longitudinal

Question number: 33

» Personality » Personality and Behavior

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Maccoby and Jacklin found that one of the few true gender differences seems to be

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Choice (4) Response

a.

better science skills in boys

b.

better spatial ability in boys

c.

more compassion in girls

d.

better mathematical skills in boys

Question number: 34

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

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It is most appropriate to use the Spearman-Brown formula to estimate what form of reliability?

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Choice (4) Response

a.

Alternate-forms reliability.

b.

Past-present reliability.

c.

Split-half reliability.

d.

Test-retest reliability.

Question number: 35

» Clinical and Abnormal Psychology » Stress, Conflict, Coping

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Viggo needs to take an extended leave of absence from work for personal reasons. The remaining employees are required to perform Viggo’s duties, and Dew is the only one who understands how to do many of them. Though Dew’s body is unable to maintain the alarmed state it entered when he learned of the additional work, he remains “stressed out” over the weeks that follow. If the stressor of additional responsibility lasts too long, Dew could become sick and have trouble functioning himself. This is the ________ stage of the general adaptation syndrome (GAS).

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Choice (4) Response

a.

alarm.

b.

resistance.

c.

stress coping

d.

secondary

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