This information gathered for this quiz comes from Psychology 101, Chapter 1: Research Methods.


Directions:  Respond to the following items with either true or false.  When you have responded to all items, click the Score button at the bottom of the page.


1.

The variable in an experiment that is known from the start and does not change is called the independent variable.
    True
    False

2.

Standardization of tests is vital if you want to compare test results.
    True
    False

3.

Random assignment of subjects to groups controls for selection bias.
    True
    False

4.

When the researchers are unaware of the expected outcome of a study, it is said to be a single blind study.
    True
    False

5. 

The artificiality of laboratory research is a major negative factor in naturalistic observation.
    True
    False

6.

Despite its shortcomings, the survey is a great way to gather large amounts of information in a short amount of time.
    True
    False

7.

Correlational studies are an effective way to demonstrate cause and effect in a relationship.
    True
    False

8.

The placebo effect refers to the bias created when a subject is aware of the expected results or has ideas about his or her expected performance.
    True
    False

9.

A Theory is a testable form of a hypothesis.
    True
    False

10.

While a case study can provide a lot of qualitative data, it lacks the ability to gather generalizable quantitative data.
    True
    False