Measurement and Methodology (GRE (Graduate Record Examinations) Psychology): Questions 74 - 77 of 92

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Question number: 74

» 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

Choices

Choice (5) Response

a.

matched-group design

b.

the sleeper effect

c.

the effect of inoculation

d.

the primacy effect

e.

quasi-experimental design

Question number: 75

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

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Which of the following tests includes items that discriminate between groups but that seem lacking in face validity?

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Choice (5) Response

a.

California Personality Inventory (CPI)

b.

Thematic Apperception Test (TAT)

c.

Rotter’s Incomplete Sentence Blank

d.

Q-sort

e.

Minnesota Multiphasic personality Inventory (MMPI)

Question number: 76

» Measurement and Methodology » Research Designs

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Interested in learning how financial standing affects a man’s marital prospects, researchers compared five groups of men, each group ten years older than the previous. This is called a ________ design.

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Choice (5) Response

a.

cross-cultural

b.

cross-sectional

c.

critical

d.

longitudinal

e.

cohort

Question number: 77

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

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To determine whether a cause-effect relationship exists between two variables, a researcher must use

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Choice (5) Response

a.

a correlational study

b.

archival data

c.

an experimental approach

d.

descriptive statistics

e.

naturalistic observation

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