How Wise A Research Consumer Are You?

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How Wise A Research Consumer Are You?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the replication problem in psychology all about?
    • A. 

      Researchers are replicating studies at such a rapid speed that there isn’t enough generation of new hypotheses in the field.

    • B. 

      Researchers aren’t replicating studies at all, which leads to problems of generalizability.

    • C. 

      Researchers are replicating studies and finding that the results don’t match those of the original study.

    • D. 

      Scientists are making human clones.

  • 2. 
    People shouldn't worry about whether research put out in the media generalizes to all groups of people.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    What do you call the uncontrollable variables that can effect research results?
    • A. 

      Mediating factors

    • B. 

      Moderator effects

    • C. 

      Research questions

  • 4. 
    P-hacking is essentially cheating
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Regarding research practices, WEIRD stands for:
    • A. 

      Women Engineers In Research Development

    • B. 

      White, Educated, Rich, Industrialized, Democratic

    • C. 

      Weird, Educational, Interesting Research Data

    • D. 

      Where Everything Is Research Data

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