Statistics & Research Methods-Inferential Statistics (CBSE-NET (Based on NTA-UGC) Psychology (Paper-II)): Questions 15 - 18 of 72

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Question number: 15

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The Hawthorne effect is best explained as:

Choices

Choice (5) Response

a.

The change in the results of an experiment when it is “blind” versus “double blind”

b.

Specific, testable predictions derived from a theory

c.

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

d.

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

e.

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

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)

Choices

Choice (5) Response

a.

field study

b.

naturalistic observation.

c.

laboratory study.

d.

experiment.

e.

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:

Choices

Choice (5) Response

a.

true negative

b.

false positive

c.

true positive

d.

false negative

e.

None of the above

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:

Choices

Choice (5) Response

a.

deception

b.

single blind

c.

double blind

d.

random assignment

e.

debriefing

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