Statistics & Research Methods (CBSE-NET (Based on NTA-UGC) Psychology (Paper-II)): Questions 28 - 32 of 184

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Question number: 28

» Statistics & Research Methods » Inferential Statistics

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Research has shown that a high percentage of innocent persons “fail” when administered a polygraph test, an outcome known as a:

Choices

Choice (5) Response

a.

true negative

b.

false positive

c.

true positive

d.

false negative

e.

None of the above

Question number: 29

» Statistics & Research Methods » Inferential Statistics

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A procedure performed after the completion of a research study that informs participants of the purpose of the study and aims to remove any physical or psychological distress caused by participation is known as:

Choices

Choice (5) Response

a.

deception

b.

single blind

c.

double blind

d.

random assignment

e.

debriefing

Question number: 30

» Statistics & Research Methods » Application of Statistics in Psychology

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In the method of naturalistic observation, psychologists

Choices

Choice (5) Response

a.

interview subjects at different ages.

b.

set out to actively observe subjects in their natural environments.

c.

haphazardly encounter behavior as it naturally occurs.

d.

set up controlled experiments by which they uncover causal elements in behavior.

e.

don’t observe subjects in their natural environments.

Question number: 31

» Statistics & Research Methods » Inferential Statistics

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The products of naturalistic observation are best described in terms of

Choices

Choice (5) Response

a.

theory.

b.

explanation.

c.

reason.

d.

description.

e.

prediction.

Question number: 32

» Statistics & Research Methods » Inferential Statistics

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A teacher believes that one group of children is very bright and that a second is below average in ability. Actually, the groups are identical, but the first group progresses more rapidly than the second. This demonstrates

Choices

Choice (5) Response

a.

observer bias in field observation.

b.

the self-fulfilling prophecy.

c.

observer bias in naturalistic observation.

d.

the ethical problems of field experiments.

e.

the placebo effect in a natural experiment.

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