Psychology - Experimental Research Methods Quiz

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Psychology Research Method Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 
    • A. 

      The IV studied is naturally occuring and the researcher cannot conrtol it.

    • B. 

      The researcher deliberately manipulates the IV, measure the DV and maintains strict control over all other variables.

    • C. 

      Carried out in a natural enviroment, participants dont know they are being tested. The IV is still manipulated and the DV still measured.

  • 2. 
    • A. 

      The IV studied is naturally occuring and the researcher cannot conrtol it.

    • B. 

      The researcher deliberately manipulates the IV, measure the DV and maintains strict control over all other variables.

    • C. 

      Carried out in a natural enviroment, participants dont know they are being tested. The IV is still manipulated and the DV still measured.

  • 3. 
    • A. 

      The IV studied is naturally occuring and the researcher cannot conrtol it.

    • B. 

      The researcher deliberately manipulates the IV, measure the DV and maintains strict control over all other variables.

    • C. 

      Carried out in a natural enviroment, participants dont know they are being tested. The IV is still manipulated and the DV still measured.

  • 4. 
    A ________ hypothesis is a statement of __________.
  • 5. 
    Which is a one tailed hypothesis?
    • A. 

      Drinking alcohol will effect reaction time.

    • B. 

      Drinking alcohol will slow down your reaction time.

  • 6. 
    • A. 

      There will be no significant difference in a persons height due to the number of jelly beans eaten.

    • B. 

      Those who eat more jelly beans will be more likely to grow taller then those who eat less jelly beans.

  • 7. 
    After we write down a null hypothesis we must write:
    • A. 

      Any difference will be due to researcher mistakes.

    • B. 

      Any difference will be due to the research methods.

    • C. 

      Any difference will be due to chance.

  • 8. 
    The independent variable is:
    • A. 

      The variable the researcher measures.

    • B. 

      The variable the researcher manipultates.

  • 9. 
    The dependent variable is:
    • A. 

      The variable the researcher measures.

    • B. 

      The variable the researcher manipultates.

  • 10. 
    Extraneous variables are:
    • A. 

      The variable the researcher measures.

    • B. 

      Things that can effect the behaviour of the participants.

    • C. 

      The variable the researcher manipultates.

    • D. 

      Things that can mess up the expeimenter's atempts to interpret findings.

  • 11. 
    Confounding Variables are:
    • A. 

      The variable the researcher measures.

    • B. 

      Things that can effect the behaviour of the participants.

    • C. 

      The variable the researcher manipultates.

    • D. 

      Things that can mess up the expeimenter's atempts to interpret findings.

  • 12. 
    Independent measures is when:
    • A. 

      Participants only sit one condition of the research.

    • B. 

      Participants sit all conditons of the research.

    • C. 

      Participants sit half the conditions of the research then another participant does the other half.

  • 13. 
    Repeated measures is when:
    • A. 

      Participants only sit one condition of the research.

    • B. 

      Participants sit half the conditions of the research then another participant does the other half.

    • C. 

      Participants sit all conditons of the research.

  • 14. 
    • A. 

      Participants are matched as closley as possible to another particpant then they both do all the conditions and the results are compared.

    • B. 

      Participants sit half the conditions of the research then another participant does the other half.

    • C. 

      Participants from the first condition are matched as closley as possible from participants from the second condition.