Nt1310 Unit 2 Quiz

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Nt1310 Unit 2 Quiz
Chapter 2 Quiz

1. A theory is defined as a:
A) systematic way of organizing and explaining observations
B) hypothetical way of organizing and explaining characteristics of people
C) systematic framework for creating a hypothesis based on data and experimentation
D) framework based on one's psychological perspective

2. A hypothesis is best characterized as:
A) a procedure that precedes a theoretical framework
B) any phenomenon that can change from one situation to another
C) a systematic way of organizing and explaining observations
D) a tentative belief about the relationship between two or more variables

3. Variables that can be placed on a continuum, such as the degree of happiness or the amount of income, are referred
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If two or more individuals agree on some dimension and give a participant the same score, then that study possesses:
A) test-retest reliability
B) interrater reliability
C) interitem reliability
D) contextual reliability

11. Validity is present when:
A) the test measures what it is supposed to measure
B) measurement reflects truth
C) measurement reflects theory correctly
D) the test measures the same way each time

12. With regard to face validity, which of the following is true?
A) face validity refers to whether or not the measure looks like it measures what it purports to measure
B) many researchers go out of their way to make sure their scale does not have face validity
C) face validity is the least important type of validity
D) all of the above

13. One of the best ways to obtain an accurate assessment of a variable is
A) with face validity
B) through central reliability
C) by using multiple measures
D) by using a representative sample

14. Which one of the following is NOT a type of descriptive research?
A) case study
B) naturalistic observation
C) survey
D) correlational study

15. A case study

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