A2 AQA Research Methods Quiz

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

1. A non-directional hypothesis is also known as a two-tailed hypothesis

  • True
  • False
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2. What is empirical evidence?

  • Data being collected through direct observation or experiment and it doesn't rely on argument or belief
  • Idea that only source of knowledge comes from experience

3. What is type 1 error?

  • 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 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 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 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

4. 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

5. When should Spearman's Rho be used?

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

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