101sampleexm2Fa10 - INDV 101 Section 61 62 Fall 2010...

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Fall 2010 - Feldman SAMPLE EXAM 2 DIRECTIONS: Choose the best answer for each question and be sure to answer all 30 questions. 1. Which method is most often used to achieve the scientific goal of prediction ? a. Correlation b. Methods of observation c. Replication d. Experimental method 2. occurs when the individual conducting the research unknowingly communicates expectations to participants. a. Response bias b. Selection bias c. Experimenter bias d. Interviewer bias 3. Which of the following is most likely to have a negative correlation? a. Studying and academic achievement b. Intelligence and academic achievement c. Self-esteem and GPA d. Stress and health 4. A stratified sample is: a. a sample drawn so that identified subgroups in the population are represented proportionately in the sample. b. when every kth element is sampled after a randomly determined start (k = any number). c. when every member of the population has an equal chance of being in the sample. d. when participants are chosen simply because they are easy to recruit. 5. In experimental research, cover stories can be used to eliminate or reduce: a. experimenter bias. b. demand characteristics. c. selection bias. d. the placebo effect. 6. Which of the following is NOT a method of observation ? a. Case study b. Survey research c. Correlation coefficient d. Naturalistic observation
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Page 2 7. In a study on the influence of sugar on memory, children were randomly assigned either to eat a sugar-free ice cream cone (low sugar condition) or a Ben and Jerry’s ice cream cone (high sugar condition).
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