Measurement and Methodology-Research Designs (GRE Psychology): Questions 1 - 4 of 14

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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 (4) Response

a.

They summarize the data of an experiment.

b.

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

c.

They enable other researchers to replicate the experiment.

d.

They provide a standard for evaluating results.

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 (4) Response

a.

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

b.

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

c.

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

d.

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

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 (4) Response

a.

Random sample

b.

Stratified sample

c.

Pretest-posttest

d.

Longitudinal

Question number: 4

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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

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