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Test Bank For Research Methods in Psychology Core Concepts and Skills V.1.0

Test Bank For Research Methods in Psychology Core Concepts and Skills V.1.0

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Test Bank For Research Methods in Psychology Core Concepts and Skills V.1.0

Chapter 5

True/False Items

Section 1

  1. “Psychometrics” is another name for psychological measurement.

True; Easy

  1. Psychological constructs can be observed directly by looking or listening.

False; Moderate

  1. The Big Five are a set of personality dimensions that describe human personality.

True; Easy

  1. “Behavioral measure” is another name for any psychological measure.

False; Moderate

  1. There is a single best conceptual definition of every psychological construct.

False; Easy

  1. There is a single best way to measure every psychological construct.

False; Easy

  1. The variable sex (male vs. female) is measured at the nominal level.

True; Moderate

  1. Intelligence is measured at the ratio level.

False; Moderate

Section 2

  1. Psychologists assume their measures are accurate but cannot demonstrate that they are.

False; Easy

  1. A psychological measure is reliable to the extent that it is consistent.

True; Easy

  1. A test-retest correlation of +.50 is generally considered good.

False; Moderate

  1. The split-half correlation is a measure of internal consistency.

True; Moderate

  1. A Cronbach’s alpha of .90 would indicate good internal consistency.

True; Moderate

  1. A psychological measure is valid to the extent that the scores it produces are consistent over time.

False; Moderate

  1. Face validity is the extent to which a psychological measure appears to measure the construct of interest.

True; Easy

Section 3

  1. The first step in measuring a construct is conceptually defining it.

True; Easy

  1. Researchers should create their own measures whenever possible.

False; Easy

  1. Psychological measures should have as few items as possible.

False; Moderate

  1. “Reactivity” refers to participants’ reactions to being measured.

True; Easy

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