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Question number: 39
» Measurement and Methodology » Research Designs
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As opposed to longitudinal design, a crosssectional study is able to control for
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Choice (5)  Response  

a.  demand characteristics 

b.  the Hawthorn effect 

c.  experimenter bias 

d.  cohort effects 

e.  reactance 

Question number: 40
» Measurement and Methodology » Research Designs
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Stephanie conducts an experiment to learn if brunettes have more fun. She has three brunette female friends and three blonde female friends go to the same party and record how many times they are asked to dance. In her experiment, Stephanie has defined her ________ as the number of times the friends were asked to dance, and her ________ as hair color.
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Choice (5)  Response  

a.  extraneous variable; dependent variable 

b.  independent variable; dependent variable 

c.  dependent variable; independent variable 

d.  extraneous variable, independent variable 

e.  independent variable; extraneous variable 

Question number: 41
» Measurement and Methodology » Psychometrics, Test Construction, Reliability, Validity
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Whenever subjects are measured on almost any dimension, there will be ________ in their scores.
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Choice (5)  Response  

a.  Variability 

b.  Stability 

c.  Inference 

d.  Significance 

e.  Movement 

Question number: 42
» Measurement and Methodology » Statistical Procedures
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Mary is using a onetailed test to evaluate the results of her experiment. Compared with what would happen if she used a twotailed test, ________.
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Choice (5)  Response  

a.  Her computed value of t will be larger. 

b.  Her significance level must be more extreme. 

c.  Her critical value of t will be less extreme. 

d.  Her critical value of t will be more extreme. 

e.  There will be no difference. 
