Measurement and Methodology-Research Designs (GRE (Graduate Record Examinations) Psychology): Questions 1 - 3 of 15

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Question number: 1

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Which of the following is NOT a function of statistics in psychological research?

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Choice (5) Response

a.

They help researchers evaluate the impact of the independent variable relative to the amount of variability in the data.

b.

They provide a standard for evaluating results.

c.

They enable other researchers to replicate the experiment.

d.

They enable researchers to determine whether or not the null hypothesis should be rejected.

e.

They summarize the data of an experiment.

Question number: 2

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Zhuang is trying to decide which major he should choose in college. His older brother notes that Zhuang is always asking questions, so maybe he should become a scientist. If Zhuang asks the same kinds of questions that successful scientists ask, he is probably asking things like:

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Choice (5) Response

a.

Where will I use this information? Will it help me get ahead in life?

b.

How does this affect me? Why is it important that I know this?

c.

Why? How do you know? Where’s your evidence? Is there another explanation?

d.

Who? What? When? Where? How? Can I get a quote?

e.

why and when? Major reasons for it.

Question number: 3

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A researcher wishes to study the effects of frequent changes of residence on the scholastic achievement of children. What kind of research design is most appropriate?

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Choice (5) Response

a.

Stratified sample

b.

Random sample

c.

Factor analysis

d.

Longitudinal

e.

Pretest-posttest

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