Psychology Research Methods

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Psychology Research Method Quizzes & Trivia

Quiz on psychological research methods. Revision for Scottish higher psychology.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The I.V. is the variable which is being measured by the experimenter.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    Any effect will be down to 
  • 3. 
    AThe D.V. is the variable which is being manipulated by the experimenter.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    List the steps for the complete research process.
    • A. 

      Theory

    • B. 

      Hypothesis

    • C. 

      Method

    • D. 

      Sample

    • E. 

      Practice

    • F. 

      Interpretation of results

    • G. 

      Conclusion

    • H. 

      Revise theory if necessary

  • 5. 
    One tailed/directional hypothesis predicts an affect on the DV but does not say in which direction.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Two tailed/non-directional hypothesis predicts an effect on the DV but doesn’t say in which direction. eg. Being bullied at school will affect exam performance.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    An experiment is where the experimenter manipulates the IV to see if it has an effect on the DV. It is the method of choice in psychology.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Operationalisation: the attempt to define a variable in order to measure it effectively, defining what is meant by the variable.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    The three conditions of an experiment are:
    • A. 

      Generalisation, replication, validity

    • B. 

      Ethical adherence, controlled conditions, replication

    • C. 

      Replication, accurate reporting, controlled conditions

  • 10. 
    The experimental hypothesis predicts what the IV will be.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Replication means an experiment must be set down in easy to follow steps so anyone can repeat experiment with same results.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    The Null hypothesis predicts no observable effect on the DV. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    Any effect will be down to 
  • 14. 
    Validity means that the results of an experiment match your hypothesis.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    The experimental group is the group carrying out the experiment in which the IV is present eg. smoking.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    One tailed/directional hypothesis predicts an affect on the DV but does not say in which direction.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    Generalisation is
    • A. 

      Being sure that views can be applied to the whole population e.g. results from 10 people cannot be applied to whole population.

    • B. 

      Making a general summary of an experiment.

    • C. 

      Summing up the views of most psychologists.

  • 18. 
    Two tailed/non-directional hypothesis predicts an effect on the DV but doesn’t say in which direction. eg. Being bullied at school will affect exam performance.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    The experimenter effect is when characteristics of an experimenter affect the behaviour of participants e.g. race, age, sex, general behaviour etc.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    An experiment is where the experimenter manipulates the IV to see if it has an effect on the DV. It is the method of choice in psychology.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    Types of extraneous variables
    • A. 

      Participant

    • B. 

      Audio

    • C. 

      Visual

    • D. 

      Situational/environmental

    • E. 

      Investigator

  • 22. 
    The three conditions of an experiment are:
    • A. 

      Generalisation, replication, validity

    • B. 

      Ethical adherence, controlled conditions, replication

    • C. 

      Replication, accurate reporting, controlled conditions

  • 23. 
    Replication means an experiment must be set down in easy to follow steps so anyone can repeat experiment with same results.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    Demand characteristics refers to when search for cues in experimental environment to work out how to behave. They then behave in an  way because they think the experiment     this.
  • 25. 
    Validity means that the results of an experiment match your hypothesis.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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