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The correct answer for each question is indicated by a

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variables.
A) TRUE
B) FALSE

## Feedback: The major characteristic of correlational research is to seek out asso

among variables.

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The variable that is used to make the prediction is called the criterion variable.
A) TRUE
B) FALSE

Feedback: The variable that is used to make the prediction is called the predict
variable.

3 CORRECT

The variable about which the prediction is made is called the predictor variable.
A) TRUE
B) FALSE

Feedback: The variable about which the prediction is made is the criterion vari

4 CORRECT

Both scatterplots and regression lines are used in correlational studies to predict a
criterion variable.
A) TRUE
B) FALSE

Feedback: Both scatterplots and regression lines are used in correlational stud
predict a score on a criterion variable.

5 CORRECT

## Threat of maturation is possible whenever all instruments are administered to eac

at a specified location but the location is different for different subjects.
A) TRUE
B) FALSE

## Feedback: Location threat is possible whenever all instruments are administer

subject at a specified location but the location is different for different subject

6 CORRECT

Almost all correlational studies revolve around three types of questions: Is variabl
to variable Y? What is the relationship among a large number of variables and wha
predictions can be made on them? How well does variable P predict variable C?
A) TRUE
B) FALSE

Feedback: Almost all correlational studies revolve around the following types o
questions: Is variable X related to variable Y? What is the relationship among a
number of variables and what predictions can be made on them? How well doe
P predict variable C?

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## The coefficient of determination indicates the strength of the correlation between

combination of the predictor variables and the criterion variable.

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A) TRUE
B) FALSE

## Feedback: True, although the correlation coefficient is more commonly used to

strength of relationship. The coefficient of determination indicates the percent
variability among the criterion scores that can be attributed to differences in th
of the predictor variable.

8 CORRECT

## Multiple regression is a technique that enables researchers to determine a correlat

between a criterion variable and the best combination of two or more predictor va
A) TRUE
B) FALSE

## Feedback: Multiple regression is a technique that enables researchers to deter

correlation between a criterion variable and the best combination of two or mo
predictor variables.

9 CORRECT

experiment.
A) TRUE
B) FALSE

## Feedback: Structural modeling is a way to explore potential causal relationship

primary correlational methods used for this modeling are multiple regression,
analysis and discriminate function analysis. These methods cannot verify caus
only an experiment can do that. They can, however, illuminate the relationship
variables and determine whether the data are consistent with theoretical expe

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CORRECT

If the variable "hours spent in study" is positively correlated with the variable "sco
test," we can be certain that the score on the test can be perfectly predicted from
spent in study.
A) TRUE
B) FALSE

Feedback: A positive correlation means that the scores of one variable tend to
down in the same manner as scores on the other variable. Thus, if the hours sp
study positively correlate with scores on a test, then we can expect that stude
study the most typically get the highest test scores. This does not necessarily
the extra study causes higher scores. A correlation can only suggest cause and
this example it is possible that the students who get the highest scores would
high scores even if they did not study so much.

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