Measurement and Methodology (GRE Psychology): Questions 37 - 40 of 88

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Question number: 37

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

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The independent variable is the variable that

Choices

Choice (4) Response
a.

the researcher tries to predict

b.

is manipulated by the researcher

c.

is defined in a way that can be observed and measured

d.

cannot be controlled

Question number: 38

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

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With regard to adjusting test scores by group membership, Gottfredson has argued that

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Choice (4) Response
a.

such adjustments must be made if society is to progress.

b.

tools of measurement must not be blamed for group differences.

c.

adverse impact must be prevented by means of differential scoring.

d.

all of the above.

Question number: 39

» Measurement and Methodology » Research Designs

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As opposed to longitudinal design, a cross-sectional study is able to control for

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Choice (4) Response
a.

demand characteristics

b.

reactance

c.

cohort effects

d.

the Hawthorn effect

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 (4) Response
a.

extraneous variable, independent variable

b.

dependent variable; independent variable

c.

extraneous variable; dependent variable

d.

independent variable; extraneous variable

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