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Unformatted text preview: page 1 PSYC 305 EXAM I Name _____________________________ FALL 2005 PROFESSOR SPELLMAN SSN: ______________________________ Note : There is a total of 100 points on this exam. The points and estimated time are written next to each question. The histogram question is last but this time it is easier than usual. Questions 3 and 4 are the longest. Question 6 asks about your Observation Study.. What is the name of your LAB TA? _______________________ 1. Reading and Writing Research Reports (12 pts; 5 mins) a. Which of the following journals probably will NOT have articles that have method sections in them? Circle as many as are appropriate. Psychological Review Journal of Applied Psychology Memory & Cognition Developmental Psychology Journal of Abnormal Psychology b. What are the two reasons why your article needs to be INFORMATIVE? ___________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________ c. Answer the following with one or more names of sections of a scientific paper. (These questions are for a REAL paper not for the short paper you are writing for lab.) The sections are alphabetically: Abstract, Appendix, Discussion, Introduction, Method, Title Page, References. i) Which two sections are the most factual? ____________________________________ ii) Which section is the best place to put a long list of the materials youve used (e.g., the whole list of words from your experiment?) ___________________________________ iii) Which section is the best place to put predictions of what you expect to find? ____________ iv) Which section will likely have the most citations to other peoples research? _____________ v) Which section is most likely to contain an authors ideas about practical applications of the research? ____________________________________ vi) Which section has the most overlap with other sections? Explain. ____________________ ___________________________________________________________________________ vii) If you dont exactly quote another author but you do base your study on her article, do you need to cite that article in the text and the reference section? YES NO page 2 2. (12 pts; 10 mins) Researcher A says the following: All dogs are initially fearful when presented with a new stimulus. Nikki is a dog. Therefore, Nikki will be initially fearful when presented with a new stimulus. Researcher B says the following: Up until now, all dogs have been initially fearful when presented with a new stimulus. Nikki is a dog. Therefore, Nikki will be initially fearful when presented with a new stimulus. a) What is Researcher As argument? (circle one) Inductive Deductive Neither Explain why you chose that answer. _________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ b) What is Researcher Bs argument? (circle one) Inductive Deductive Neither Explain why you chose that answer. _____________________________________________Explain why you chose that answer....
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