Research Aptitude-Types of Research (CBSE-NET (UGC) Psychology (Paper-II & Paper-III)): Questions 1 - 5 of 83

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Question number: 1

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A researcher determines that the crime rate in a large city fluctuates with the phases of the moon. He concludes that the gravitational pull of the moon influences human behavior. He has committed what error?

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Choice (4) Response

a.

He failed to measure the gravitational pull to test his hypothesis.

b.

He explained the placebo effect.

c.

He incorrectly inferred causation from correlation.

d.

He has overlooked the placebo effect.

Question number: 2

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A research study that assesses participants in a laboratory setting in February, May, and August is an example of

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Choice (4) Response

a.

ecological validity.

b.

the third variable problem.

c.

a longitudinal study.

d.

a naturalistic observation study.

Question number: 3

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To be confident that a cause-and-effect relationship exists, it is necessary to

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Choice (4) Response

a.

test for a negative correlation.

b.

perform an uncontrolled experiment.

c.

perform a controlled experiment.

d.

engage in naturalistic observation.

Question number: 4

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A study to determine the degree of relationship between two events is called

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a.

the survey method.

b.

naturalistic observation.

c.

the correlational method.

d.

a controlled experiment.

Question number: 5

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An experiment is performed to test the effects of sleep deprivation on rote memory. In this experiment, the dependent variable is the

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Choice (4) Response

a.

scores based on understanding.

b.

rote memory scores.

c.

correlation between hours of sleep and fatigue.

d.

number of subjects deprived of sleep in the experimental group.

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