Chapter 1: PSYCHOLOGY, SCIENCE, AND LIFE
1. Graduate programs in psychology specify that entering students should have taken a
course in research methods or experimental psychology. They require such an
undergraduate course
a. so they can weed out weak st

Chapter 6: Conducting an Experiment: General Principles
1. In psychology, the word experiment has a specific meaning. A defining characteristic of
an experiment is
a. the systematic collection of objective data.
b. the active manipulation and control of v

Chapter 7: Basic Inferential Statistics
1. The normal distribution makes the assumption that we are using a _ number of
scores.
a. Large
b. Small
c. Mode
d. Median
2. The normal distribution is _.
a. Positively skewed
b. Negatively skewed
c. Symmetrical
d

Chapter 5: ORGANIZING DATA WITH DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICS
1. Kate, an undergraduate student, is conducting experimental research to study the effect
coffee has on student test performance. She is working on the participant section of her
research paper and s

Exam 2
1. What is the distribution of means for a particular sample size called?
a. Mean Sample Distribution
b. Sampling Distribution
c. Effect Distribution
d. Standard error of the mean
2. What are the typical four steps in hypothesis testing?
a. Run a p

Chapter 7: Basic Inferential Statistics Part 2
1. In order to calculate the z score for a z-test, one must know the population mean and the
standard deviation.
a. Population mean, standard error of the mean
b. Standard deviation, standard error of the mea

Chapter 8: Looking for Differences Between Two Treatments Part 1
1. What is the purpose of random assignment?
a. It offers each person an equal chance of ending up in any given group
b. It guarantees an equal number of people will be in each group
c. It g

Chapter 8: Looking for Differences Between Two Treatments Part II
1. What type of experimental design uses the same group of participants measured under
two different conditions?
a. Two-group experimental design
b. Repeated measures design
c. Single sampl