Measurement and Methodology (GRE Psychology): Questions 83 - 86 of 88

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Question number: 83

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

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An instructor evidences a tendency not to fail any student in the class, but not to give any grades of A either. This instructor may be evidencing a

Choices

Choice (4) Response
a.

leniency tendency error.

b.

central tendency error.

c.

all of the above

d.

severity error.

Question number: 84

» Measurement and Methodology » Research Designs

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A double-blind experimental design is used to minimize

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Choice (4) Response
a.

experimenter bias

b.

reactance

c.

cohort effects

d.

the Hawthorne effect

Question number: 85

» Measurement and Methodology » Research Designs

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When we evaluate our research results for their consistency with prior studies, the extent to which they extend our knowledge, or have implications for broader theoretical issues, we are addressing the ________ of our results.

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Choice (4) Response
a.

Effect size.

b.

Statistical power.

c.

Research significance.

d.

Internal validity.

Question number: 86

» Measurement and Methodology » Ethics and Legal Issues

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Gary’s son Sam is learning to drive. Each night, Gary takes Sam out in the family car for driving lessons. Gary notices that Sam improves more in lessons in which Gary is extremely critical. In fact, more critical Gary is, the more Sam improves. After Sam gets his driver’s license, Gary’s wife Chrissy tells him that every time Gary was critical of Sam, she took him out so he could improve before his father’s next lesson. What was the problem with Gary’s initial interpretation of Sam’s improvement?

Choices

Choice (4) Response
a.

second variable problem

b.

Non-representative sample problem

c.

Third variable problem

d.

Parsimonious problem

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