Practice Questions for Midterm #1
(answer key at bottom of last page)
These questions represent a sampling of the concepts you will need to have mastered in
order to score well on the exam.
A few important considerations:
1) There will be questions on the test that are more difficult and/or detailed than these
practice questions
2) There will be questions on the test that cover topics not covered in these practice
questions
3) There will be questions on the test that require you to integrate multiple concepts and/
or techniques in a way that these practice questions do not
4) You should be prepared to carry out the calculations necessary to construct frequency
distributions and graphs, and summarize data in terms of both central tendency and
dispersion.
Any of the calculation methods and formulas covered in the textbook or in
lecture may be tested
1. What two factors allow us to draw conclusions about causation in experiments?
a. control and random assignment
b. control and random sampling
c. independent variables and dependent variables
d. none of the above
2. A researcher is interested in interpersonal attraction and the factors that affect it. She
designs a study in which she looks at the effect of similarity and social warmth on
interpersonal attraction. Participants in her study meet a target person who either is or is
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 Winter '08
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 Standard Deviation, Interquartile range, researcher, b. median c., median C. mode, a. mean b.

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