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5 Written questions

5 Matching questions

  1. Random assignment
  2. Dispersion
  3. Existence proof
  4. Experimental group
  5. Control group
  1. a The group of participants that receives the manipulation.
  2. b The group of participants that doesn't receive the manipulation.
  3. c A demonstration that a given psychological phenomenon can occur.
  4. d Characterized by randomly sorting participants into two groups.
  5. e The measure of how loosely or tightly bunched scores are.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. A process whereby researchers inform participants what the study was about.
  2. A heuristic that includes judging the probability of an event by its superficial similarity to a prototype.
  3. A mechanism by which experts in a field carefully screen the work of their colleagues.
  4. A research design that examines the extent to which two variables are associated.
  5. A systematic error in thinking.

5 True/False questions

  1. Response setsAre tendencies of research participants to distort their responses to questionaire items.


  2. Standard deviationA procedure that ensures every person in a population has an equal chance of being chosen to participate.


  3. Hindsight biasA systematic error in thinking.


  4. OperationalizationA specification of how a variable is being measured for the purposes of a particular study.


  5. ScatterplotA grouping of points on a two-dimensional graph in which each dot represents a single person's data.