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Question number: 1
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A researcher wants to consider the effects of preparation on standardized test scores. She plans to compare the GRE scores of students who did and did not take a preparation course for the GRE. She also plans to compare the GRE scores of students who took preparation courses though Company X, Company Y, and Company Z.
The researchers found that students who took a preparation course with Companies X and Y scored higher on the GRE than students who did not prepare. But students who took a preparation course with Company Z scored no higher on average than students who did not take a preparation course. These results are an example of
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Choice (5)  Response  

a.  a main effect 

b.  a flat effect 

c.  an interaction effect 

d.  a negative correlation 

e.  a zero correlation 

Question number: 2
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Statistics are used in psychological research to ________.
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a.  Prove that the research hypothesis is correct. 

b.  Evaluate the likelihood that the experiment caused the differences in behavior across treatment conditions. 

c.  Justify the experimenter’s conclusions. 

d.  Quantify the dependent variable. 

e.  Prove the null hypothesis. 

Question number: 3
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The amount of variance in scores accounted for by a correlation coefficient of . 70 is
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a.  almost 50 % if the reliability of the measures is + 1.00 

b.  indeterminate because the correlation is negative 

c.  less than zero because the correlation is negative 

d.  70 % if the reliability of the measures is + 1.00 

e.  14 % if the reliability of the measures is greater than. 70 
