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FACULTY OF SCIENCE

DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY

SEMESTER TWO EXAMINATIONS

MAY 2012

MODULE PS20320

Research Methods in Psychology

Instructions to students:

You have one and a half (1.5) hours to complete this paper. The paper consists of four (4) sections. YOU MUST ATTEMPT ALL SECTIONS OF THE PAPER.

SECTION A – MULTIPLE CHOICE QUESTIONS (MCQ) (10%)

 You have 10 compulsory MCQ.

 You are marked on this section as follows: correct answer = 1 mark no/incorrect answer = 0 marks

SECTION B – SHORT ANSWER QUESTIONS (30%)

You have 2 compulsory questions to answer in this section.

SECTION C – SPSS QUESTION (25%)

You have 1 compulsory question to answer in this section.

SECTION D – RESEARCH PROJECT OUTLINE (35%)

You have a series of compulsory question to answer in this section.

PLEASE FILL IN THE BOX AT TOP RIGHT CORNER OF PAGE AND AT THE BOTTOM

WITH YOUR DETAILS. HAND BACK THIS QUESTION PAPER ALONG WITH YOUR

ANSWER BOOK TO THE INVIGILATOR.

Candidate’s Reference/ Identification Number

DO NOT REMOVE FROM EXAM ROOM. ATTACH TO ANSWER BOOK.

Surname………………………………………………………

Forenames………………………………………………….

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SECTION A: MCQ (10%) It is suggested that you spend no more than 10

minutes on this section of the paper.

Read the questions carefully and write one answer (a,b,c,d) that you think is

correct in your exam booklet.

SECTION B: SHORT ANSWER QUESTIONS (30%) It is suggested that you

spend no more than 20 minutes on this section of the paper.

Answer the following two compulsory questions.

B1) Outline the different types of data that qualitative researchers might choose to analyse and why. You should include AT LEAST three forms in your answer. B2) Describe three forms of qualitative analysis and the types of research questions that they are most appropriate for. SECTION C: SPSS QUESTION (25%) It is suggested that you spend no more

than 25 minutes on this section of the paper.

Answer the following compulsory question.

C1) Aneliya has noticed that the time people spend looking after their cars seems to

be related to their gender, their age and their personality, particularly how

extraverted they are. She decided to conduct a study to investigate the relationship

between these variables. Interpret her output below in a results and discussion

section. State the name of the test(s) she conducted and report the results in the

correct format.

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Group Statistics

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sex N Mean Std. Deviation Std. Error Mean

car male 20 57.70 17.682 3.954

female 20 30.55 13.648 3.052

Independent Samples Test

Levene's Test for

Equality of Variances t-test for Equality of Means

F Sig. t df

Sig. (2-

tailed)

Mean

Difference

Std. Error

Difference

95% Confidence

Interval of the

Difference

Lower Upper

car Equal variances assumed 1.067 .308 5.436 38 .000 27.150 4.995 17.039 37.261

Equal variances not assumed 5.436 35.709 .000 27.150 4.995 17.018 37.282

SECTION D: RESEARCH PROJECT OUTLINE (35%) It is suggested that you

spend no more than 35 minutes on this section of the paper.

Answer the following compulsory questions about your Final Year Project.

D1a) Supervisor name:________________________________________________ D1b) What is your research question and rationale? D1c) Briefly outline your method (design, participants, procedure, materials). D1d) What kind of analysis should you use for your study? D1e) What are the ethical considerations for your study?

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