PSYC 300 Midterm Exam Week 4

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PSYC300 Midterm Exam

  1. Professor Adams is constructing a demographic questionnaire for use in a research project. One
  2. Which of the following represents a null hypothesis?
  3. Which of the following represents a research hypothesis?
  4. In a , each participant is tested under all conditions.
  5. The of psychology—the diagnosis and treatment of psychological problems—is one important application of the scientific discipline of psychology.
  6. ………….is written by a single author or a small group of authors and usually gives a coherent
  7. When considering general criteria for high-quality research projects, replicability refers to the fact that:
  8. Charlotte, an anthropologist, has been living in an Incan village for three years. During that time
  9. Charlotte wrote a book about her experience as an anthropologist living in an Incan village for three years and becoming an expert weaver. Her book was widely read by other anthropologists, including Mira, who is an expert in Navaho weaving. For Mira, Charlotte’s book constitutes:
  10. Sean, a high school wrestler, has agreed to participate in a study of cardiovascular conditioning. He is left somewhat confused when, at the first research session, he is asked to complete a questionnaire about commonly purchased grocery items. Sean’s confusion indicates a lack of regarding the task.
  11. A researcher decides to use a high school sample to test the relationship between her new measure of empathy and a well-established measure of interpersonal sensitivity. She finds that the two instruments are highly related, which supports the of the new instrument.
  12. A researcher designed a new questionnaire to measure political conservatism. To test out his new
  13. Don and Jane are studying aggression among preschool children. Separately, they each watch a
  14. Dr. Stevens is testing a 10-question measure of achievement motivation. He notes that if his
  15. Professor Page is studying civic-mindedness among senior citizens. She administers a survey of civic mindedness to a senior citizens group in early April, then again in early May. By comparing the two sets of scores, the professor can assess the reliability of her measure of civic-mindedness.
  16. Dr. Davenport wants to conduct a study of whether high school students learn more efficiently while seated at a desk compared to in an easy chair. She knows there is a large research literature regarding similar influences on learning, and she wants to see if the findings hold true with a group of high school history students.Moreover, as a researcher she is uneasy with a lack of structure. You recommend that Dr. Davenport conduct a study.
  17. Dr. Greenhill wants to know how it is that some early adolescents come to make a connection between their personal lifestyle and environmental problems, while others don’t. Furthermore, among those who see the connection, why do some become committed to environmentalism while others do not? Dr. Greenwald looks forward to probing the thoughts of young teens on these issues and trying to see the questions and issues through “14-year-old eyes.” You recommend that Dr. Greenhill conduct a          study.
  18. Scientific research is relevant to because it provides detailed and accurate knowledge about psychological problems and establishes whether treatments are effective.
  19. ……………in psychology is conducted primarily for the sake of achieving a more detailed and accurate
  20. In ……….research proposal(s), specific hypotheses regarding findings are often stated.
  21. Describe three benefits of conducting a thorough review of existing literature before writing a research proposal.
  22. Concepts, ideas, opinions, feelings, and other intangible entities are often labeled as
  23. In regard to quantitative research proposals, novice researchers often find it very challenging and tedious to explain in detail how the data will be analyzed and interpreted in their study. Explain why it is essential that the researcher not cut corners in this section of the proposal.
  24. Graduate professors like to insist that the completion of thesis or dissertation research is not merely an “academic exercise” or final hurdle to obtaining the desired degree. Explain at least two personal benefits that the individual derives from completing a high- quality thesis or dissertation. Then explain at least two societal benefits that follow from the individual’s completion of a high-quality thesis or dissertation.

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