Measurement and Methodology-Scientific Method and the Evaluation of Evidence (GRE (Graduate Record Examinations) Psychology): Questions 1 - 4 of 6

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Question number: 1

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In the criterion-keying or empirical-keying approach to test construction, the researcher

Choices

Choice (5) Response

a.

must include items that measure speed

b.

must include items that discriminate between groups

c.

must include items that allow for projective answers

d.

must include items that allow for a range of scores

e.

must include items that could produce percentile ranks

Question number: 2

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Adopting a scientific writing style means ________.

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a.

Documenting “facts” conveyed in the paper.

b.

Writing in a highly structured style.

c.

Writing to convey information, not entertain the reader.

d.

Remaining objective.

e.

All a. , b. , c. and d. are correct

Question number: 3

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Of the following, which shows the least correlation with grade point average of young American adolescents?

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a.

Measured IQ on the Merrill-Palmer test administered at age three years

b.

Measured IQ on the WISC test administered at age eight years

c.

Parental attitudes toward education

d.

Socioeconomic status of parents

e.

Scores on tests for reading readiness and English usage

Question number: 4

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Nahele has agreed to participate in a survey so he can receive extra credit in his psychology class. When he arrives, he is given a questionnaire that contains questions like “I enjoy playing team sports, ” “I often worry about getting things done, ” “I prefer to try new ways of doing things, ” and “I sometimes find it hard to trust other people. ” He is most likely taking a/an ________ test.

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Choice (5) Response

a.

achievement

b.

personality

c.

neuropsychological

d.

intelligence

e.

attitude

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