Measurement and Methodology-Statistical Procedures (GRE (Graduate Record Examinations) Psychology): Questions 12 - 15 of 21

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Question number: 12

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Which of the following statistical tests should the researcher use to analyze her data?

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.

Choices

Choice (5) Response

a.

T-test

b.

Chi-square test

c.

2 x 2 x 2 factor analysis

d.

Person’s r correlation coefficient

e.

2 x 3 factor analysis

Question number: 13

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Which of the following best describes the graph above?

Understanding the properties of this graph

Understanding the Properties of This Graph

What is the importance of understanding this graph?

Choices

Choice (5) Response

a.

Normal distribution

b.

Negatively skewed distribution

c.

Frequency polygon

d.

Positively skewed distribution

e.

Histogram

Question number: 14

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Which of the following is NOT true of the Chi Square statistic?

Choices

Choice (5) Response

a.

It makes no assumptions about population parameters.

b.

It is a parametric test.

c.

It is based on expected frequencies.

d.

It does not assume that the variance between two groups is equal.

e.

It should be used with nominal data.

Question number: 15

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The members of a sample who deviate from the mean by a standard deviation expressed as a Z-score of 3 represent

Choices

Choice (5) Response

a.

the most frequent third of the sample

b.

members of the sample who are most likely to appear six times more frequently than other members of the sample

c.

outliers

d.

the most frequent two-thirds of the sample

e.

members of the sample who are most likely to appear three times more frequently than other members of the sample

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