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 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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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. 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

4. A directional hypothesis is also known as a..........

  • Two-tailed hypothesis
  • Operationalised hypothesis
  • One-tailed hypothesis
  • Null hypothesis

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

  • It's a matched-pairs or repeated measures design, at least ordinal data has been collected and its a test of difference
  • 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
  • Its finding a correlation/relationship between 2 variables and its collecting at least ordinal data

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