Statistics & Research Methods-Inferential Statistics (CBSE-NET (Based on NTA-UGC) Psychology (Paper-II & Paper-III)): Questions 1 - 5 of 72

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Question number: 1

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

Choices

Choice (5) Response

a.

interdependent

b.

independent

c.

dependent

d.

correlational

e.

confounding

Question number: 2

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A random sample can best be explained as:

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Choice (5) Response

a.

A selection of cases from a larger population

b.

A selection of cases from the control group

c.

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

d.

A sample of a larger population from the experimental group

e.

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

Question number: 3

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

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Choice (5) Response

a.

a field study.

b.

a survey.

c.

an experiment.

d.

a correlational design.

e.

a case study.

Question number: 4

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

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Choice (5) Response

a.

external validity

b.

variability

c.

usability

d.

internal validity

e.

reliability

Question number: 5

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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

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Choice (5) Response

a.

prior prediction.

b.

naturalistic observation.

c.

pure speculation.

d.

direct observation.

e.

deduction from direct observation.

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