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Psychology Research Methods Quiz

A quiz about research methods in psychology 10 Questions.

 
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1

What does the BPS stand for?

  • British Poetry Society
  • British Psychodynamic Society
  • British Psychological Society
  • British Participant Society

2

What is participant observation?

  • the researcher sends someone else to observe
  • the participants observe the researcher
  • the researcher observes from a distance
  • the researcher joins those being observed

3

Which one of these is an ethical guideline?

  • Right to withdraw
  • Right to walkout
  • Informed withdrawal
  • Decieved consent

4

Which of these are measures of dispersal?

  • Range and Mean
  • Median and Mean
  • Range and Standard Deviation
  • Standard Deviation and Mode

5

Match the measures of central tendency to how you work them out.

Drag items from right column to match with left column

Left

  • Mean
  • Mode
  • Median
  • .

Right

  • the most frequently occuring score
  • Add up all the numbers and divide by the amount of numbers there are
  • put all the scores in order and find the middle score
  • .

6

Which of these is an example of a case study?

  • Zimbardo's prison experiment
  • Genie
  • Milgrams electric shock experiment
  • The Strange situation

7

What is a positive correlation?

  • As one variable increases, the other decreases
  • Both variables decrease
  • There is no relationship between variables
  • Both variables increase together

8

What is an advantage of qualitative data analysis?

  • Produces neat conclusions
  • Easy to calculate
  • Provides rich detail so high in validity
  • Easy to detect patterns

9

What is a disadvantage of an unstructured interview?

  • Researcher bias
  • Less detailed information
  • Low in validity
  • Cant ask follow up questions

10

What is an advantage of a frequency polygon?

  • Expensive
  • Easy to draw
  • Good for comparing two sets of scores
  • Time consuming

 

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