Measurement and Methodology-Analysis and Interpretation of Findings (GRE Psychology): Questions 1 - 3 of 3

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Question number: 1

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A random sample of students in a lecture hall could be obtained by selecting

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Choice (4) Response

a.

the students who raise their hands first

b.

every fifth student seated throughout the room

c.

the students with credit card numbers ending in 5

d.

every seventh student who volunteers

Question number: 2

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Sitting in the park one sunny day, Chaim notices that people who are walking dogs smile at him more often than people without dogs. Chaim concludes that people who own dogs are happier than those who do not own dogs. Based on the principles of psychological research, what is the biggest problem with Chaim’s conclusion?

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Choice (4) Response

a.

Just because someone is walking a dog doesn’t mean the person owns that dog.

b.

Chaim did not observe people with cats before coming to his conclusion.

c.

Correlation does not prove causation; the association may be spurious.

d.

Chaim did not operationalize “dog. ”

Question number: 3

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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

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