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  1. Which of the following is considered a disadvantage of naturalistic observation?
  2. The best way to gather the views and attitudes of atheists, Christians, and Muslims on abortion would be to conduct a(n):
  3. Which of the following coefficients of correlation indicates the strongest relationship between two sets of variables?
  4. In an experiment to find out if taking ginseng increases IQ scores, the IQ scores would be:
  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. 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?
  7. Which of the following correlations affords the greatest predictive value?
  8. In order to study the effects of loud noise on worker productivity, Dr. Murphy had one group of research participants work in a noisy room and a second group in a quiet room. Those who worked in the quiet room were exposed to the ______ condition
  9. An awareness of extensive cultural differences in attitudes and values is most helpful for avoiding:
  10. Psychologists study animals because:
  11. Empirical investigation is:
  12. All of the following are measures of central tendency except:
  13. All of the following will reduce the likelihood of confounding variables ability to influence the outcome of an experiment except:
  14. A outcome of a correlational study on attendance and grade point average could potentially conclude all of the following EXCEPT:
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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?
  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. The American Psychological Association guidelines state that research participants must
  20. A subject who is exposed to the special treatment is said to be in the________ condition.
  21. Respondents to surveys and questionnaires often report that they are healthier, happier, and less prejudiced than would be expected based on the results of other types of research. This finding can best be explained by which of the following?
  22. 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?
  23. 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:
  24. 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. A potential confounding variable in this experiment would be if:
  25. When hypothesis that is incorrectly rejected in an experiment (false negative) refers to a:
  26. 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:
  27. A negative correlation occurs when the variables being compared:
  28. The mean score on a test will be LESS than the median score if:
  29. 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:
  30. 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 sample is:
  31. 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:
  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. An operational definition of the independent variable in this experiment could be:
  33. 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 are the independent variables?
  34. 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?
  35. When a researcher takes specific data and generalizes the results to an entire population they are conducting: