Measurement and Methodology-Scientific Method and the Evaluation of Evidence [GRE (Graduate Record Examinations) Psychology]: Questions 5 - 8 of 15

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Question 5

Scientific Method and the Evaluation of Evidence

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A written research report should provide all BUT WHICH of the following?

Choices

Choice (5)Response

a.

Information to permit others to judge the quality of the research.

b.

The raw data of the experiment and all statistical computations.

c.

Information to enable others to replicate and extend the findings.

d.

Information to enable other researchers to make a critical evaluation of procedures.

e.

All of the above

Question 6

Scientific Method and the Evaluation of Evidence

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To determine whether a cause-effect relationship exists between two variables, a researcher must use

Choices

Choice (5)Response

a.

archival data

b.

an experimental approach

c.

naturalistic observation

d.

a correlational study

e.

descriptive statistics

Question 7

Scientific Method and the Evaluation of Evidence

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Psychology is considered a science because it:

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Choice (5)Response

a.

Reports its findings in scholarly journals.

b.

Gains information through new methods and technology.

c.

Studies animal rather than human behavior.

d.

Relies on direct observation and measurement of behavior.

e.

Accepts what seems plausible and sensible.

Question 8

Scientific Method and the Evaluation of Evidence

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Jane Goodall՚s observation of chimpanzees using grass stems as tools is an example of what type of research?

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Choice (5)Response

a.

Controlled experimentation

b.

An unobtrusive measure

c.

A survey

d.

Naturalistic observation

e.

A clinical case study