Research Methods MCQ Exam: Quiz!

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  • 1. 
    An advantage of a Laboratory Experiment is:
    • A. 

      Natural environment means it has greater ecological validity

    • B. 

      High level of control over variables means cause and effect relationships can be established

    • C. 

      No demand characteristics because the participants are unaware they are being tested

  • 2. 
    A Naturalistic (Quasi) Experiment is when...
    • A. 

      The IV studied is naturally occuring

    • B. 

      It is carried out in a natural environment so participants are unaware they are being tested

    • C. 

      The experimenter manipulates two IVs

  • 3. 
    'The amount of sleep received before an exam will affect performance in that exam' is an example of a TWO tailed hypothesis.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    A ________________ involves using different participants in each of the experimental conditions.
    • A. 

      Repeated measures design

    • B. 

      Matched pairs design

    • C. 

      Independent measures design

  • 5. 
    'There will be no significant difference between students' grades, whether they are male or female' is an example of...
    • A. 

      An alernate hypothesis

    • B. 

      A null hypothesis

    • C. 

      A lie

  • 6. 
    A _______________ involves using the same group of participants in all experimental conditions in order to compare their performance in each condition.
    • A. 

      Repeated measures design

    • B. 

      Matched pairs design

    • C. 

      Independent measure design

  • 7. 
    A disadvantage of the matched pairs design is:
    • A. 

      Avoids order effects and individual differences

    • B. 

      Any difference in performance could be down to individual differences

    • C. 

      It is difficult and time consuming as it relies on valid tests

  • 8. 
    2 advantages of a field experiment are:
    • A. 

      Natural environment means greater ecological validity

    • B. 

      High level of control means it is easy to replicate

    • C. 

      May be unethical

    • D. 

      Lower demand characteristics so results are more valid

  • 9. 
    The independent variable is:
    • A. 

      The thing the researcher measures

    • B. 

      Whether the experimental or null hypothesis is accepted

    • C. 

      The thing the researcher manipulates

  • 10. 
    ' Boys will be more aggressive than girls' is an alternative hypothesis.  The null hypothesis is:
    • A. 

      Girls will be more aggressive than girls

    • B. 

      There will be no difference in aggression between boys and girls

    • C. 

      There will be a significant difference in aggression between girls and boys

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