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5 Matching Questions

  1. Random assignment
  2. Response sets
  3. Standard deviation
  4. Internal validity
  5. Existence proof
  1. a The extent to which we can draw cause-and effect inferences from a study.
  2. b Characterized by randomly sorting participants into two groups.
  3. c A demonstration that a given psychological phenomenon can occur.
  4. d Are tendencies of research participants to distort their responses to questionaire items.
  5. e The measure of dispersion that takes into account how far each data point is from the mean.

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. Watching behavior in real-world settings.
  2. The most frequent score in a data set; a measure of central tendency.
  3. The extent to which we can gerneralize findings to real-world settings.
  4. Improvement resulting from the mere expectation of improvement.
  5. Mathematical methods that allow us to determine whether we can generalize findings from our sample to the full population.

5 True/False Questions

  1. Illusionary correlationA perception of a statistical association between two variables where none exists.


  2. MedianThe average; a measure of central tendency.


  3. Confounding variable
    Any difference between the experimental and control groups other than the independent variable.


  4. Hindsight biasA systematic error in thinking.


  5. Peer reviewA process whereby researchers inform participants what the study was about.


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