David M. Lane
All sections in this chapter
- To be a scientific theory, the theory must be potentially ______________.
- What is the difference between a faith-based explanation and a scientific explanation?
- What does it mean for a theory to be parsimonious?
- Define reliability in terms of parallel forms.
- Define true score.
- What is the reliability if the true score variance is 80 and the test score variance is 100?
- What statistic relates to how close a score on one test will be to a score on a parallel form?
- What is the effect of test length on the reliability of a test?
- Distinguish between predictive validity and construct validity.
- What is the theoretical maximum correlation of a test with a criterion if the test has a reliability of .81?
- An experiment solicits subjects to participate in a highly stressful experiment. What type of sampling bias is likely to occur?
- Give an example of survivorship bias not presented in this text.
- Distinguish "between-subject" variables from "within-subjects" variables.
- Of the variables "gender" and "trials," which is likely to be a between-subjects variable and which a within-subjects variable?
- Define interaction.
- What is counterbalancing used for?
- How does randomization deal with the problem of pre-existing differences between groups?
- Give an example of the "third variable problem" other than those in this text.
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