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Research Methods // AP Psychology

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  1. Drawing a random sample of people from a town for an interview study of social attitudes ensures that
  2. Frankie's median for his scores on a math test in which he earned a 55, 76, 55, 68, 95, 80, and 55 would be:
  3. To prevent ethical abuse in psychological research, the APA (American Psychological Association) has suggest that:
  4. Our estimates of the accuracy of our own everyday judgments best demonstrate:
  5. Several weeks after a political election, voters often exaggerate their ability to have predicted the election outcome. This best illustrates:
  6. All experiments must: 1. Gather consent from their volunteers (cant force or gather experimental data without informing them). 2. Debrief volunteers (explain purpose and any deception used AFTER experiment is over) 3. Keep individual results confidential. 4. Allow participants to quit the experiment at any point. 6. Minimize emotional and physical pain on the part of participants. These rules were created to:
  7. A hypothesis is a (n):
  8. Professor Saxton was very skeptical about the findings of a recently reported experiment on the effects of sleep deprivation. Which technique would best enable her to investigate the RELIABILITY of these findings?
  9. Dr. Smartypants knows what participants are in his control and experimental group. He is highly motivated to prove his hypothesis. This scenario most clearly relates to the danger of:
  10. If psychologists discovered that intelligent parents have smarter children than unintelligent parents, this would demonstrate that:
  11. Which research method provides the best way of assessing whether cigarette smoking boosts mental alertness?
  12. What does the story of Clever Hans teach current psychology students about the findings of psychological studies?
  13. Which of the following measures of central tendencies is most affected by extreme scores?
  14. All of the following are measures of central tendency except:
  15. All of the following will reduce the likelihood of confounding variables ability to influence the outcome of an experiment except:
  16. If a researcher wanted to find out college students political opinions, which of the following methods of research would be most appropriate to gather this information?
  17. Which types of research study would best be used to determine how aggressive children are while playing at a schoolyard during recess?
  18. A scientist who is skeptical about a particular study can decide to repeat that study in their own laboratory since studies operationally define their variables for easy reproduction. This would represent _________ the original research study.
  19. The ________ variables should be eliminated or controlled by keeping all variables (other than the independent variable) the same in the experimental and control conditions
  20. Keeping subjects uninformed about the purpose of a study makes them
  21. The American Psychological Association guidelines state that research participants must
  22. If a study finds that there is a negative correlation between exercise and blood pressure, this would most likely indicate that:
  23. Martha is an undergraduate student who is interested in pursuing a career in psychology. She wants to use her knowledge of psychology to help employees become more productive in the workplace. Which field of psychology should Martha select in graduate school?
  24. A researcher randomly assigned boys and girls to each of two groups. One group watched a violent television program while the other group watched a nonviolent program. The children were then observed during a period of free play, and the incidence of aggressive behavior was recorded for each group. What is the independent variable in this study?
  25. A researcher randomly assigned boys and girls to each of two groups. One group watched a violent television program while the other group watched a nonviolent program. The children were then observed during a period of free play, and the incidence of aggressive behavior was recorded for each group. This research method is best characterized as
  26. When the mean is distorted by a few extremely high scores making it greater than the median, the mean is referred to as being:
  27. When the mean is distorted by a few extremely low scores making it smaller than the median, the mean is referred to as being:
  28. The p-value is a score which tells a researcher the strength of ________ in their experiment:
  29. When an experiment is said to be strongly statistically significant with a p-score of .01, this means
  30. John is comparing two variables and finds that the correlation is +.8. He would be justified in making which of the following conclusions:
  31. Which of the following is not true about a negative correlation between two variables?
  32. Dr. Thomas is interested in studying teenage behavior. His current experiment is interested in looking at the impact that sleep has on self esteem. He randomly selects 50 teenagers to participate in his study and randomly puts 25 in a sleep condition and puts the other 25 randomly in the non-sleep condition. Dr. Thomas\'s population is:
  33. Dr. Thomas is interested in studying teenage behavior. His current experiment is interested in looking at the impact that sleep has on self esteem. He randomly selects 50 teenagers to participate in his study and randomly puts 25 in a sleep condition and puts the other 25 randomly in the non-sleep condition. Dr. Thomas\'s assignment is illustrated when he:
  34. A student hypothesizes those high school students consuming different flavors of a drink before a spelling test will perform differently. A study to test the hypothesis finds that with a bitter drink, performance is best 6 hours after drinking it, whereas with a sweet drink, performance is better 1 hour after drinking it.An interaction between variables complicates the researcher's explanation of findings. Which of the following are most likely involved in this interaction?
  35. When a researcher takes specific data and generalizes the results to an entire population they are conducting: