A-AS Level (CIE) Psychology: Specimen Questions with Answers 89 - 90 of 299

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Question 89


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Define the following (Marks 6)

  • Catatonia
  • Hebephrenia
  • Paranoia


Catatonia- Alternating immobility and excited agitation

Hebephrenic- Silly and immature emotionality

Paranoia- Delusions of Grandeur or persecution

Question 90


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Define sampling and the following terminologies (Mark 10)

  • Population
  • Sample
  • Sample size
  • Sampling unit
  • Sampling frame


Sampling is the process of selection of units (e. g. people, organization) from a population of interest so that by studying the sample may fairly generate results back to the population from which they were chosen

  • Population- Well defined set up of all elements pertaining to a given characteristic. It refers to the whole that include all observations or measurements of a given characteristic.
  • University students, college teachers are some examples of population
  • Sample- Any number of persons selected to represent the population and thus sample is a smaller representation of the population
  • Sample size- Number of selected individual for example number of students, families from whom you obtain the required information is called the sample size and usually denoted by (n)
  • Sampling unit- Each individual or case that becomes the basis for selecting a sample is called sampling unit or sampling elements
  • Sampling frame- The list of people from which the sample is taken. It should be comprehensive, complete and up-to-date. Examples of sampling frame: Electoral file, postcode address file and telephone book

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