# Statistics & Research Methods (CBSE-NET (UGC) Psychology (Paper-II & Paper-III)): Questions 1 - 6 of 167

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## Question number: 1

» Statistics & Research Methods » Inferential Statistics

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### Question

An extraneous factor that inhibits the researcher’s ability to infer cause and effect relationships is known as the ________ variable.

### Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

correlational

b.

dependent

c.

interdependent

d.

confounding

## Question number: 2

» Statistics & Research Methods » Inferential Statistics

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### Question

A random sample can best be explained as:

### Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

A sample of a larger population from the experimental group

b.

A selection of cases from a larger population

c.

A sample that is carefully chosen so the characteristics of participants correspond to the larger population

d.

A sample in which each potential participant has an equal chance of being selected

## Question number: 3

» Statistics & Research Methods » Application of Statistics in Psychology

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### Question

One of the limitations of the survey method is

### Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

that replies are determinant.

b.

that replies may not be accurate.

c.

that it sets up an artificial situation.

d.

observer bias.

## Question number: 4

» Statistics & Research Methods » Inferential Statistics

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### Question

Conducting an in-depth interview of a single person with a rare illness is an example of

### Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

a survey.

b.

a case study.

c.

a field study.

d.

an experiment.

## Question number: 5

» Statistics & Research Methods » Inferential Statistics

MCQ▾

### Question

The extent to which the results of a research study can be generalized to other people, animals, or settings is known as:

### Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

reliability

b.

usability

c.

external validity

d.

internal validity

## Question number: 6

» Statistics & Research Methods » Inferential Statistics

MCQ▾

### Question

A psychologist watches the rapid eye movements of sleeping subjects and wakes them to find they report that they were dreaming. She concludes that dreams are linked to rapid eye movements. This conclusion is based on

### Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

direct observation.

b.

naturalistic observation.

c.

deduction from direct observation.

d.

prior prediction.

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