A2 AQA Research Methods Quiz

I used AQA maarkschemes, Psychology A2-The complete companion student book and http://www.simplypsychology.org/science-psychology.html

HideShow resource information

1. What is a type 2 error?

  • Where the researcher accepts the null hypothesis (or rejects the research/alternative hypothesis) when in fact the effect isn't due to chance as the level of significance is too stringent
  • Where the researcher rejects the null hypothesis (or accepts the research/alternative hypothesis) when in fact the effect isn't due to chance as the level of significance is too stringent
  • Where the researcher rejects the null hypothesis (or accepts the research/alternative hypothesis) when in fact the effect is due to chance as the level of significance isn't stringent enough
  • Where the researcher accepts the null hypothesis (or rejects the research/alternative hypothesis) when in fact the effect is due to chance as the level of significance isn't stringent enough
1 of 17

Other questions in this quiz

2. What is objectivity?

  • When all sources of bias are reduced and/or eliminated
  • Findings of a study can be replicated by other researchers at a different time

3. Why would a directional hypothesis be used instead of a non-directional?

  • Findings of previous research pointed in a particular direction
  • Its easier to write a directional
  • There's no previous research on this subject

4. What is repeatability?

  • Findings of a study can be replicated by other researchers at a different time
  • When all sources of bias are reduced and/or eliminated

5. When should a Mann-Whitney test be used?

  • It finds nominal data, its a test of difference and the categories are independent from one another
  • It's an independent groups design, at least ordinal data is collected and a test of difference
  • It's a matched-pairs or repeated measures design, at least ordinal data has been collected and its a test of difference
  • Its finding a correlation/relationship between 2 variables and its collecting at least ordinal data

Comments

No comments have yet been made

Similar Psychology resources:

See all Psychology resources »See all Research methods and techniques resources »