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Experimental Design: Homework Help Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Carryover effects are most likely to occur when:

Question 2 2. If Sandra limits the participants in her study to only people with red hair, she is making groups equivalent through which of the following?

Question 3 3. Miriam wants to study how the temperature of the room affects productivity. She decides to run an experiment in which she will observe how many tasks her subjects complete in rooms that are 60 degrees, 70 degrees and 80 degrees. Why is Miriam's study a multiple group design?

Question 4 4. Which of the following scenarios is a within-subject design?

Question 5 5. Barry uses a between-subjects design for his study. His research assistant, Nora, points out the weakness in Barry's design. Which of the following might Nora have pointed out?

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Question 6 6. Yolanda wants to study whether the time of day affects the amount of coffee that people consume. She is also curious whether the person's occupation affects the amount of coffee consumed. Which type of factorial design should Yolanda use for her study?

Question 7 7. Marty decides to design his experiment so that he has two groups that he will compare. Which type of experimental design is Marty using?

Question 8 8. Hank is trying to decide what type of experiment to run. Which of the following best describes what Hank is doing?

Question 9 9. How many factors are there in a 2 x 4 x 4 study?

Question 10 10. Jerry decides to flip a coin to assign his subjects to groups. Which of the following assignment methods is Jerry using?

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Question 11 11. Which of the following is an example of an experiment with a factorial design?

Question 12 12. Nancy wants to create a study to explore how weight and gender work together to influence the amount of hours of TV watched per day. Which of the following types of factorial design should Nancy use?

Question 13 13. A control group has which of the following characteristics compared to an experimental group?

Question 14 14. Which variable type is required to be used more than once in factorial design?

Question 15 15. A control group is _____.

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Question 16 16. Richard assigns his subjects randomly to groups. Which of the following best describes Richard's groups?

Question 17 17. Marvin is studying whether employees are more productive in a warm room or in a cold room. He has his subjects solve puzzles in rooms with different temperatures (one cold room, one warm room), and records how many puzzles they solve. Which of the following explains how Marvin could use counterbalancing in his study?

Question 18 18. Marty is conducting a study to see if more people will buy dark chocolate if it is sold next to red wine. Marty sends half his subjects into a store where the dark chocolate is sold on the candy aisle, and he sends half his subjects into a store where the dark chocolate is sold on the red wine aisle. Which of the following best describes the design that Marty is using for his study?

Question 19 19. Anna uses a random number generator to decide which treatment to administer to each of her subjects. Which of the following is Anna demonstrating?

Question 20 20. A within-subjects design has _____ group(s) of subjects.

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Question 21 21. Terry graphs the results of her experiment (which had a factorial design) and notices that her lines are parallel. Which of the following can Terry conclude from looking at her graph?

Question 22 22. Damon wants to test two different medications. When deciding which medication to give to each subject, he flips a coin. Which of the following is Damon demonstrating?

Question 23 23. Harry needs to control for carryover in his within-subject design. Which of the following could Harry use?

Question 24 24. Regina assigns her subjects to groups by matching them according to a specific characteristic, and then dividing each type of participant evenly between her groups. Which of the following best describes Regina's groups?

Question 25 25. Which of the following does NOT fit the specifications of a within-subject design?

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Question 26 26. Leah wants to conduct an experiment that looks at one independent variable and she only wants to answer a simple research question. Which of the following experimental designs would be best for Leah to use?

Question 27 27. Todd wants to study whether diet affects basketball players' ability to jump and touch the rim of the basketball hoop. Which of the following is a relevant variable for matching subjects?

Question 28 28. Which of the following is a question researchers MUST answer when using a matched-subjects design?

Question 29 29. Which type of study has at least one factor that is measured between subject and one factor that is measured within subjects?

Question 30 30. Which of the following BEST describes a limitation of matched-subjects design?

Experimental Design: Homework Help Chapter Exam Instructions

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