Research Methods Multiple Choice Questions

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1. Which of the following statements could you make if you knew that the correlation between the time A-level students spend watching TV and their scores on a school achievement test was -0.64?

  • The more time students spend watching TV, the lower their scores on a school achievement test will be
  • The more time students spend watching TV, the higher their scores on the school achievement test will be
  • The amount of time students spend watching TV and their scores on a school achievement test are entirely unrelated to eachother
  • Spending more time watching TV causes students to do more poorly on a school achievement test
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2. Which of the following is NOT a key concept in Grounded Theory?

  • Memo writing
  • Discourse transcription
  • Comparison

3. Which of the following is not usually regarded as a potential problem when constructing items for a psychological test?

  • Reverse scoring
  • Acquiescence
  • Social desirability tendency
  • Response sets

4. When conducting a quasi-experiment, researchers must

  • Use an appropriate matching task
  • Use block randomisation to the conditions of the subject variable
  • Not compute an effect size
  • Avoid making a causal inference about the effect of the variable

5. Which of the following statements best describes the relationship between correlation and causation?

  • Correlation does not imply causation
  • Correlation directly implies causation
  • Correlation and causation are the same thing
  • Correlation is unrelated to causation

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