Measurement and Methodology-Analysis and Interpretation of Findings [GRE (Graduate Record Examinations) Psychology]: Questions 1 - 3 of 4

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Question 1

Analysis and Interpretation of Findings
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A random sample of students in a lecture hall could be obtained by selecting

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a.the students with blonde hair
b.the students who raise their hands first
c.every seventh student who volunteers
d.the students with credit card numbers ending in 5
e.every fifth student seated throughout the room

Question 2

Analysis and Interpretation of Findings
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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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a.Chaim did not observe people with cats before coming to his conclusion.
b.Correlation does not prove causation; the association may be spurious.
c.Chaim did not operationalize “dog. ”
d.correlation proves causation
e.Just because someone is walking a dog doesn’t mean the person owns that dog.

Question 3

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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a.social desirability bias
b.reactance
c.cohort effects
d.nonrandom sampling
e.selective attrition