A2 AQA Research Methods Quiz

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

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1. 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
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2. 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

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

  • True
  • False

4. What is concurrent validity?

  • Taking another measuring instrument and measuring the same participants and comparing the 2 sets of scores/results and if they agree the measure has high validity
  • Ask an expert(s) in the field to assess the measuring instrument to see if they are an accurate measure of the subject
  • Taking another measuring instrument and measuring the same participants and comparing the 2 sets of scores/results and if they agree the measure has high validity
  • Seeing how closely the measuring instrument relates to theoretical constructs

5. 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

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