Research Aptitude (CBSE-NET (UGC) Psychology (Paper-II & Paper-III)): Questions 17 - 21 of 149

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Question number: 17

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Before a study begins, the researcher tells his participants that he is interested in whether exposure to violent stimuli will result in less cooperation within a group. Which of the following should be a concern?

Choices

Choice (4) Response
a.

ethics

b.

ethics and experimental bias.

c.

experimenter bias

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

Question number: 18

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A scientist wants to find out if there is empirical evidence for a relationship between caffeine and aggressive behavior. She would

Choices

Choice (4) Response
a.

correlate newspaper accounts and the types of beverages consumed.

b.

test the idea by observation.

c.

research what other experts had thought.

d.

test the idea by conducting an experiment.

Question number: 19

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In an experiment to find out if taking ginseng increases IQ scores, the IQ scores would be

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Choice (4) Response
a.

the independent variable.

b.

the dependent variable.

c.

a control variable.

d.

an extraneous variable.

Question number: 20

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Giving placebos in drug experiments is necessary to

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Choice (4) Response
a.

counteract the random assignment of subjects.

b.

counteract the side effects of the drug.

c.

control for the effects of suggestion and expectation.

d.

keep control subjects from knowing they have been given the drug.

Question number: 21

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Research on the benefit of aspirin to prevent heart attacks used only male subjects in the sample. Both men and women are given this advice. The problem with this recommendation reflects

Choices

Choice (4) Response
a.

courtesy bias.

b.

cultural bias.

c.

gender bias.

d.

age bias.

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