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5 Matching Questions

  1. Placebo effect
  2. Confounding variable
  3. Dependent variable
  4. Response sets
  5. Representativeness
  1. a Improvement resulting from the mere expectation of improvement.
  2. b The variable that an experimenter measures to see whether the manipulation has an effect.
  3. c A heuristic that includes judging the probability of an event by its superficial similarity to a prototype.
  4. d Are tendencies of research participants to distort their responses to questionaire items.
  5. e Any difference between the experimental and control groups other than the independent variable.

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. The measure of dispersion that takes into account how far each data point is from the mean.
  2. A process whereby researchers inform participants what the study was about.
  3. How common a characterisic or behavior is.
  4. A phenomenon in which reasercher's hypotheses lead them to unintentionally bias the outcome of a study.
  5. A research design that examines one person or a small number of people in depth, often over an extended time period.

5 True/False Questions

  1. MeanThe average; a measure of central tendency.


  2. MedianThe middle score in a data set; a measure of central tendency.


  3. Naturalistic observationA specification of how a variable is being measured for the purposes of a particular study.


  4. Random selectionA procedure that ensures every person in a population has an equal chance of being chosen to participate.


  5. DispersionThe middle score in a data set; a measure of central tendency.


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