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Comprehensive Exam Week 5
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According to the laws on special education testing, when evaluating a student for a learning disability to qualify for special education,
neither the Binet nor the Wechsler test must be used.
With the new MMPI-2 norms, T scores are considered significant if they are
65 or higher
Joey's parents went to a therapist to help them overcome Joey's fear of going to school. Before she helped them create a reward system for each time their son went to school without crying, the therapist first determined the severity and frequency of the behavior. The therapist was
establishing a baseline
The scientific discipline that examines psychological impairments of the central nervous system, and the therapeutic or educational techniques designed to bring about improvement, is known as ____.
____ attempts to identify items that are specifically biased against specific groups.
Differential item functioning analysis
A test format that is typically used for attitude measurement is the
Which of the following attempts to comfort or support the interviewee?
Which of the following is not one of the WAIS-IV verbal scales?
Which type of scale has magnitude and equal intervals, but does not have an absolute zero?
When talking about errors in terms of psychological testing, we are referring to the fact that:
there is always some inaccuracy in the measurement
In a chemistry class, a group of students try mixing two chemicals together to see what will happen. These students are using the ____ method to gather information
Which method is least likely to be used to assess the validity of a measurement?
A process that produces one outcome from a set of possible outcomes, produces an unpredictable outcome, and guarantees that each of the possible outcomes equally likely is said to be ____.
A research ____ is a general plan for implementing the research strategy.
The tendency for individuals who have extreme scores (high or low) on one measurement and to have less extreme scores on a second measurement is called ____.
regression toward the mean
A graph of a two-factor study indicates an interaction when the lines on the graph ____.
cross or converge
How does the descriptive research strategy differ from the experimental or nonexperimental research strategies?
It does not concern relationships between variables
What name is given to a single-subject design consisting of the following four phases in the order given: baseline, treatment, baseline, treatment?
If a frequency distribution is shown in a bar graph, what scale was used to measure the scores?
nominal or ordinal
The brief summary found at the beginning of most research reports is the ____.
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