Measurement and Methodology (GRE Psychology): Questions 69 - 72 of 88

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Question number: 69

» Measurement and Methodology » Statistical Procedures

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A normal distribution of 2000 scores has a mean of 150 and a standard deviation of 6. Jenny received a 162. Each of the following is true of her score EXCEPT

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Choice (4) Response

a.

her score is equivalent to a z-score of + 2

b.

approximately 48 % of the total scores lie between her score and the mean

c.

approximately 68 % of student scored lower than she did

d.

her percentile rank is approximately the 98th percentile

Question number: 70

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

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A written research report should provide all BUT WHICH of the following?

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Choice (4) Response

a.

Information to enable others to replicate and extend the findings.

b.

The raw data of the experiment and all statistical computations.

c.

Information to permit others to judge the quality of the research.

d.

Information to enable other researchers to make a critical evaluation of procedures.

Question number: 71

» Measurement and Methodology » Analysis and Interpretation of Findings

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A study requires that a group of college undergraduates be present for a problem-solving workshop every other Saturday. Eventually, a number of students who want to attend fall football games drop out of the study. This is an example of

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Choice (4) Response

a.

selective attrition

b.

social desirability bias

c.

nonrandom sampling

d.

cohort effects

Question number: 72

» Measurement and Methodology » Research Designs

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An experimental group is told that the speakers they are about to hear are randomly chosen graduate students who have no stake in the outcome of the experiment. A control group is not given this information. Both groups hear speeches that are aimed at changing attitudes. Only the control group shows a marked attitude change. This could be considered an example of

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Choice (4) Response

a.

the effect of inoculation

b.

quasi-experimental design

c.

the sleeper effect

d.

matched-group design

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