Statistics & Research Methods-Inferential Statistics (CBSE-NET (UGC) Psychology (Paper-II & Paper-III)): Questions 16 - 20 of 69

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Question number: 16

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A market-research firm calls you on the phone and asks you a series of questions about your attitudes toward exercise. The market-research firm is conducting a (n)

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Choice (4) Response

a.

field study

b.

experiment.

c.

laboratory study.

d.

survey.

Question number: 17

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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:

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Choice (4) Response

a.

true negative

b.

false positive

c.

true positive

d.

false negative

Question number: 18

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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:

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Choice (4) Response

a.

deception

b.

debriefing

c.

random assignment

d.

double blind

Question number: 19

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The products of naturalistic observation are best described in terms of

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Choice (4) Response

a.

theory.

b.

reason.

c.

description.

d.

explanation.

Question number: 20

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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 (4) Response

a.

observer bias in naturalistic observation.

b.

the self-fulfilling prophecy.

c.

the placebo effect in a natural experiment.

d.

observer bias in field observation.

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