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  1. The most distinctive characteristic of the experimental method is that it
  2. Students who score higher on college entrance exams tend to have higher grades in college. This is an example of a:
  3. Random assignment to control and experimental conditions requires:
  4. The chief function of the control group in an experiment is that it:
  5. Our estimates of the accuracy of our own everyday judgments best demonstrate:
  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. 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?
  8. The tendency to overestimate the extent to which others share our own attitudes is known as:
  9. If psychologists discovered that intelligent parents have smarter children than unintelligent parents, this would demonstrate that:
  10. An awareness of extensive cultural differences in attitudes and values is most helpful for avoiding:
  11. To determine how varied a set of data is around the mean, what would be the best measure analysis to use?
  12. Which of the following measures of central tendencies is most affected by extreme scores?
  13. All of the following are measures of central tendency except:
  14. All of the following will reduce the likelihood of confounding variables ability to influence the outcome of an experiment except:
  15. A outcome of a correlational study on attendance and grade point average could potentially conclude all of the following EXCEPT:
  16. In which type of research does the scientist have the most control over variables that might affect the outcome of the study?
  17. Which types of research study would best be used to determine how aggressive children are while playing at a schoolyard during recess?
  18. Which of the following is a question that could be best answered using the scientific method?
  19. If people tend to wear more layers of clothing as the weather gets colder, we would expect _________ between the variables of temperature and amount of clothing.
  20. In science, a theory:
  21. If a researcher wanted to conduct a study to determine if peoples' intelligence remained the same over the course of their life span, which approach would be the most complete to use?
  22. Random assignment means that
  23. A subject who is exposed to the special treatment is said to be in the________ condition.
  24. Set A's data include 60, 56, 58, 62, 61, 59 while Set B's data includes 60, 41, 76, 35, 65, 50. Which of the following is true of the two sets of scores above?
  25. 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?
  26. 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?
  27. 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. An operational definition of the dependent variable in this experiment could be:
  28. When the mean is distorted by a few extremely low scores making it smaller than the median, the mean is referred to as being:
  29. A researcher studying the effect of noise level on concentration randomly assigns student participants to either a noisy room or a quiet room to take a problem- solving test. The researcher subsequently compares the two groups� test scores and concludes that the p -value= .05. The researcher�s conclusion that p = .05 most likely indicates
  30. Which of the following is not true about a negative correlation between two variables?
  31. A negative correlation occurs when the variables being compared:
  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 assignment is illustrated when he:
  33. Unlike a normal curve where most participants score near the middle of the curve, in a curve that contains a positive skew the scores will:
  34. Unlike a normal curve where most participants score near the middle of a curve, in a curve that contains a negative skew the scores will:
  35. A researcher asks elementary, junior high, senior high, and college students to define the term 'cheating,' and analyzes differences in their definitions across age groups. This is an example of which type of study?