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5 Written questions

5 Matching questions

  1. Random assignment
  2. Mean
  3. Availability
  4. Response sets
  5. Inferential statistics
  1. a A heuristic that includes estimating the likelihood of an occurance based on the case with which it comes to our minds.
  2. b Are tendencies of research participants to distort their responses to questionaire items.
  3. c Mathematical methods that allow us to determine whether we can generalize findings from our sample to the full population.
  4. d The average; a measure of central tendency.
  5. e Characterized by randomly sorting participants into two groups.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. The treatment or intervention that the experimenter "manipulates" or varies.
  2. The tendency to overestimate how well we could have successfully forecasted known outcomes.
  3. The variable that an experimenter measures to see whether the manipulation has an effect.
  4. A research design characterized by random assignment of participants to conditions and manipulation of an independent variable.
  5. A demonstration that a given psychological phenomenon can occur.

5 True/False questions

  1. Placebo effectHow common a characterisic or behavior is.


  2. OverconfidenceThe tendency to overestimate our ability to make correct predictions.


  3. BlindTo be unaware of whether one is in the experimental or control group.


  4. RangeThe difference between the highest and lowest scores; a measure of dispersion.


  5. HeuristicsMental shortcuts that help us to streamline our thinking and make sense of our world.


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