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Research Methods // AP Psychology

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  1. The best way to gather the views and attitudes of atheists, Christians, and Muslims on abortion would be to conduct a(n):
  2. All of the following are ethical guidelines psychologists must follow in their experimental research except:
  3. Frankie earned the following scores on his math test: 55, 76, 55, 68, 95, 80, 55. Frankie's mode for his math test is:
  4. In an experiment, which of the following variables refers to the outcome that is measured by the experiment?
  5. Which of the following research methods is being used if the same subjects are tested at two, four, and six years of age?
  6. A double-blind control is essential for
  7. If psychologists discovered that wealthy people are less satisfied with their marriages than poor people are, this would indicate that wealth and marital satisfaction are:
  8. If psychologists discovered that intelligent parents have smarter children than unintelligent parents, this would demonstrate that:
  9. A specification of how a researcher measures a dependent variable is known as a (n):
  10. Researchers and subjects in a drug-evaluation study are both ignorant about which subjects have actually received an experimental drug and which were given a placebo. This investigation involves the use of:
  11. To determine how varied a set of data is around the mean, what would be the best measure analysis to use?
  12. 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?
  13. The independent variable _________. while the dependent variable _________.
  14. Gina wants to conduct a study of discrimination based on looks in hiring practices. Gina selects candidates with equivalent qualifications, one extremely attractive and the other of average attractiveness. She sends them to interview for the same job. The operational definition of the dependent variable in Gina's experiment is:
  15. Which of the following is a question that could be best answered using the scientific method?
  16. In an experiment these must be stated in terms of how the concepts or variables are to be measured and what techniques will be employed to produce them.
  17. Which of the following would be an effective operational definition of 'fear?'
  18. If you could measure height of each student in your introductory psychology class and the amount of money that each person has in their pockets right now, you would expect to find:
  19. If a study finds that there is a negative correlation between exercise and blood pressure, this would most likely indicate that:
  20. Researchers find that there is a significant positive correlation between the number of hours students sleep and their grades. The researchers would be justified in concluding that
  21. Which of the following studies demonstrates a cross-sectional research design?
  22. 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?
  23. 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
  24. Which procedure can reduce problems associated with the use of deception by a researcher?
  25. The p-value is a score which tells a researcher the strength of ________ in their experiment:
  26. A hypothesis that is confirmed incorrectly in an experiment (false positive) refers to a:
  27. Military researchers are testing a radar�s ability to track enemy planes. Every time the radar fails to detect an existing plane within range, it is referred to as a:
  28. Which of the following is not true about a negative correlation between two variables?
  29. A negative correlation occurs when the variables being compared:
  30. The mean score on a test will be GREATER than the median score if:
  31. The mean score on a test will be LESS than the median score if:
  32. 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.Which of the following is the dependent variable?
  33. 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?
  34. Which of the following would be used to measure the relationship between age and reaction time?
  35. Publishing the names of research participants to the general public would violate what ethical guideline?