Advanced Psychology - Qp27

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Advanced Psychology - Qp27

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The British Psychological Society (BPS) and the American Psychological Association (APA) have both issued guidelines about how psychologists should carry out research which includes: (Select four)
    • A. 

      The nature of the research

    • B. 

      The method of the research

    • C. 

      The conduct of the research

    • D. 

      The conduct of psychologists

    • E. 

      The treatment of human subjects

  • 2. 
    Potential participants should be informed of the nature and objectives of the research.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    The general purpose of deception is to ensure that subjects leave the experiment in a frame of mind just as good as that when they arrived.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    It is a legal requirement that any information obtained about a participant during research will remain confidential unless agreed beforehand that this needn’t be the case.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    The use of observational research is a controversial area in psychology and in science more generally, and one in which the ethics have changed over recent years.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    ______   is not so concerned with numbers but is more interested in obtaining information about the personal experiences of individual people, that is: their feelings, beliefs, thoughts, desires and behaviours.
    • A. 

      Quantitative research

    • B. 

      Qualitative research

  • 7. 
    Advantages of the Quantitative Approach includes:  (Select three)
    • A. 

      The data obtained is more objective

    • B. 

      The data is more suitable for testing hypotheses

    • C. 

      The data obtained is rich in human detail and so more interesting and easier to relate to.

    • D. 

      Findings can be applied with greater confidence to the general population.

    • E. 

      The data is more ‘ecologically valid’ in the sense that it comes from more natural settings.

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