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

Question number: 89

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Define the following (Marks 6)

a) Catatonia

b) Hebephrenia

c) Paranoia

Explanation

Catatonia- Alternating immobility and excited agitation

Hebephrenic- Silly and immature emotionality

Paranoia- Delusions of Grandeur or persecution

Question number: 90

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Define sampling and the following terminologies (Mark 10)

a) Population

b) Sample

c) Sample size

d) Sampling unit

e) Sampling frame

Explanation

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

a). 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

b). Sample- Any number of persons selected to represent the population and thus sample is a smaller representation of the population

c). 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)

d). Sampling unit- Each individual or case that becomes the basis for selecting a sample is called sampling unit or sampling elements

e). 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