Research Methods Multiple Choice Questions

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  • Created on: 31-03-14 12:15

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 statements best describes the relationship between correlation and causation?

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

3. Which of these is NOT a characteristic of verbatim transcription?

  • It records word for word
  • It corrects grammar, mispronunciations etc.
  • It focuses on content

4. When a study is free of confounds, it is said to...

  • Be internally valid
  • Have integrity
  • Be externally valid
  • Have reproducibility

5. a researcher plans to run a 30 minute computer-based experiment to investigate visual memory. Which of the following would not normally be included in the information provided to prospective participants in the study?

  • The experimental procedures employed by the study
  • The precise hypothesis that the experimenter is investigating
  • The potential risks and discomforts that might arise from participation
  • The duration of the experiment

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