Formative Test 1 Fall 2011

Formative Test 1 Fall 2011 - Formative Test 1 On Test 1,...

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Formative Test 1 On Test 1, you will demonstrate your ability to apply your knowledge of concepts you have read about and discussed during class since the beginning of the semester. The items on this formative test are parallel to actual test items in terms of type of item, concept addressed, and level of difficulty. The open-ended question for this formative test requires a much briefer response than for the actual test. We will discuss each of the items afterwards as a continuation of the Test Review. Read each item carefully and circle the Best Answer. (On the actual test, you will bubble in your answer on a scantron). 1) A school administrator is interested in knowing the percentage of girls in school who are involved in sports this year. Which type of research design is he most likely to use? a.A) Experimental a.B) Correlational a.C) Longitudinal a.D) Descriptive 2) A researcher wants to study how Midwestern kindergarten students respond to the first day of school. So she takes a representative set of 200 kindergarten students, observes them using a checklist she created, compiles statistical data, and draws conclusions from that data. In this research, which is the sample ? a.A) The compiled statistical data a.B) All Midwestern kindergarten students a.C) The checklist a.D) The set of 200 kindergarten students 3) Which is most true about correlational designs? a.A) They indicate the type and strength of the relationships between variables. a.B) They provide basic information about variables without making connections between them. a.C) They determine cause and effect. a.D) They require random assignment of participants to one or two groups. 4) Correlation coefficients between two variables are listed below. Which indicates the weakest relationship? a.A) -.75 a.B) 0 a.C) .47 a.D) .61 5) In a study with Spanish-speaking kindergartners by Dreisbach & Keogh (1982), some students were given training in test-taking skills, and other students spent the same amount of time drawing pictures. The students with the training later got higher scores on a school readiness test than did the students who had no training. What is the independent variable? a.A)
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This note was uploaded on 02/22/2012 for the course EDPY 401 taught by Professor Hurst during the Fall '09 term at South Carolina.

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