Measurement and Methodology-Research Designs [GRE (Graduate Record Examinations) Psychology]: Questions 6 - 8 of 28

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Question 6

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A good review of the prior research in an area is valuable, because ________.

Choices

Choice (5)Response

a.

The researcher generally hopes to prove prior studies to be wrong.

b.

People are impressed by the use of many references.

c.

There is nothing else to include in an introduction.

d.

It makes the report longer and more impressive.

e.

The contribution of the new study will be clearer.

Question 7

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Interested in learning how intelligence quotient affects a woman՚s marital prospects, researchers gave intelligence tests to a sample of 11-year-old girls, then retested them and asked about relationship status several times over the next 40 years. This type of study has a ________ design.

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Choice (5)Response

a.

cross-cultural

b.

cohort

c.

cross-sectional

d.

critical

e.

longitudinal

Question 8

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For her Experimental Psychology class, Kristen has developed the hypothesis that “intelligent people are more stressed out.” Kristen՚s teacher tells her she needs to use operational definitions for her variables. This means that she needs to

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Choice (5)Response

a.

define which variables are independent and which variables are dependent.

b.

use self-report measures as part of her experiment.

c.

define which behaviors or qualities differentiate one person՚s “intelligence” from the next person՚s, and define the behaviors she associates with “stressed out.”

d.

use projective test techniques

e.

explain what procedures she will use to collect her data.