Measurement and Methodology-Psychometrics, Test Construction, Reliability, Validity (GRE (Graduate Record Examinations) Psychology): Questions 29 - 31 of 44

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Question number: 29

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A researcher is studying the effect of diet on depression. The hypothesis is that a diet high in carbohydrates will help to alleviate the symptoms of depression. The group being studied is a random group of depressed inpatients. Every other day the subjects fill out the depression symptoms inventory. Which of the following is the most serious confounding variable?

Choices

Choice (5) Response

a.

Some subjects are male and others are female.

b.

Some subjects have been in the hospital longer than others.

c.

Some subjects have been depressed before and others have not.

d.

Some subjects are on antidepressants and others are not.

e.

Some subjects are teenagers and other subjects are in their twenties.

Question number: 30

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With regard to the issues of test validity, fairness, and bias

Choices

Choice (5) Response

a.

it is possible for a test to be biased and used unfairly.

b.

test bias systematically prevents accurate, impartial measurement.

c.

all of the above.

d.

it is possible for a test to be valid yet used unfairly.

e.

All of the above

Question number: 31

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Which of the following tests allows unconscious motivation, particularly the need for achievement, to be expressed?

Choices

Choice (5) Response

a.

California Personality Inventory (CPI)

b.

Thematic Apperception Test (TAT)

c.

Q-sort

d.

Good enough Draw-A-Person Test

e.

Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI)

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