Statistics & Research Methods-Inferential Statistics (CBSE-NET (UGC) Psychology (Paper-II & Paper-III)): Questions 12 - 15 of 67

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Question number: 12

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A psychologist using the method of naturalistic observation would

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Choice (4) Response

a.

observe behavior as it happens inside the laboratory or clinic.

b.

make records of the behavior of clients treated in therapy.

c.

carefully design controlled situations in which to observe behavior.

d.

observe behavior as it happens outside the laboratory or clinic.

Question number: 13

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Which of the following is considered a disadvantage of naturalistic observation?

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Choice (4) Response

a.

It identifies cause of naturalistic observation.

b.

It does not identify the cause of observed behavior.

c.

It provides an overabundance of information.

d.

It limits biased observations through careful record keeping.

Question number: 14

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How is a survey different from a standardized test?

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Choice (4) Response

a.

A survey takes place in a naturalistic setting, while a standardized test take place in the laboratory.

b.

A standardized test does not measure variable, while a survey does measure it.

c.

A survey does not compare a participant’s performance to a larger group of participants, while a standardized test does.

d.

There is no difference.

Question number: 15

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The Hawthorne effect is best explained as:

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Choice (4) Response

a.

Specific, testable predictions derived from a theory

b.

Expectations by the experimenter that can influence the results of an experiment

c.

The idea that subjects in an experiment will lie if the researcher tells them to

d.

The idea that people will alter their behavior because of the researchers’ attention and not because of actual treatment

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