In low-constraint studies:
A survey is most useful in gathering data on the:
Question 3 of 40
If an obtained correlation was 0.50, the coefficient of determination would be:
A strong relationship between two variables:
Carrying out a survey by interviewing the first 100 people coming out of a movie theater would be an example of:
Milfont (2009) found that desirable responding did not impact the self-reporting of environmental attitudes and behavior. What methodological issues might decrease the credibility of this claim?
A researcher wants to study bonding behavior in chimpanzees. Unfortunately, the researcher has no real knowledge about chimpanzees, and there is no information on bonding in the literature. Which of the following would be the most appropriate way to begin to study the topic?
What is the reason for this statement: “In differential research, we are actually studying relationships between variables”?
The problem of participants’ contrived consistency on self-report measures can be reduced by:
What is the primary ethical concern in low-constraint research?
Question 11 of 40
Archival research is an example of:
A. single-subject designs.
B. an ANOVA.
C. low-constraint field research.
D. high-constraint laboratory research.
Rosenhan investigated the experiences of psychiatric patients in mental hospitals by:
A. asking patients to describe their experiences.
B. unobtrusively observing the behavior of patients on psychiatric hospital wards.
C. asking normal people to admit themselves to mental hospitals by feigning symptoms.
D. asking psychiatrists to describe the environment of a typical mental hospital.
A probability statement such as “given that event X occurred, then the probability of event Y occurring is high” is referred to as a(n):
One of the most important uses of a correlation is its potential use in:
Low-constraint research enables us to obtain useful information about:
An area of concern that is more problematic in laboratory research than in low-constraint field work in psychology is:
A. scientific validity.
B. generalizability of findings.
C. that lab experiments are unethical.
D. that most human behavior can only be evaluated in naturalistic environments.
Asking participants in a survey a question such as, “What is your opinion of the way the economy is being handled by the president?” is an example of a(n) __________ question.
In analyzing data in differential research, if we have score data and more than two groups, we would typically use a(n):
A researcher wants to study the effects of attention on ability to perform a task. The participant’s attention is recorded by a research assistant that the participant knows is watching. A problem with this design is:
Testing effects are most pronounced in:
Which of the following characterizes experimental research?
Multiple observers should be used in psychology when:
Failure to rule out __________ variables results in threats to __________ validity.
A researcher wants to do a study of pretest anxiety. He devises two possible ways of measuring pretest anxiety: (1) attaching electrodes to the palm and measuring the amount of sweat produced; (2) having observers rate participants on how anxious they look. Which of the following is true?
Matched random assignment is used in situations in which random assignment would: