Experimental Design Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. To ensure you effectively answer a research question, you must start with _____.

Question 2 2.

A grocery store wants to do a study to determine differences between male and female shoppers. At the front of the store, they are going to have five very different types of items on sale in a big display. The store is going to chart the gender of each shopper, and the item(s) each of them buys.

What is the factorial design for this study?

Question 3 3. How many levels are in a factor?

Question 4 4. Another name for an independent variable is a(n) _____.

Question 5 5. Which of the following terms refers to when subjects are matched on some variable that might be affecting the dependent variable and then split into two or more groups?

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Question 6 6. A control group is important for a researcher because it _____.

Question 7 7. Which of the following statements is not true?

Question 8 8. Yolanda wants to study whether the time of day affects the amount of coffee that people consume. Which of the following would be the independent variable (or factor) in Yolanda's study?

Question 9 9. How many factors are in a 3x2x2 study?

Question 10 10. Which of the following involves measuring, treating, and then withdrawing treatment?

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Question 11 11. Harry needs to control for carryover in his within-subject design. Which of the following could Harry use?

Question 12 12. Between-subjects studies involve having _____ group(s) to compare, while within-subjects studies have _____ group(s) to compare.

Question 13 13. Hank is trying to decide what type of experiment to run. Which of the following best describes what Hank is doing?

Question 14 14. 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 15 15. A control group has which of the following characteristics compared to an experimental group?

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Question 16 16. 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 17 17. Jane is studying the effects of room lighting conditions on exam performance. She counterbalances her design so the experiment has:

Question 18 18. FILL IN THE BLANKS: _____ looks at how two or more factors work together to affect the dependent variable, while the _____ of a factor are simply whether that factor has an effect on the dependent variable on its own.

Question 19 19. FILL IN THE BLANKS:_____ is when you have multiple independent variables and one dependent variable in a single study, while _____ refers to having more than one dependent variable in a single study.

Question 20 20. Which of the following is a method that is used in order to cancel out carryover effects in a within-subjects design?

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Question 21 21. Which of the following experiments would warrant a within-subject design?

Question 22 22. Which of the following best defines a between-subjects design?

Question 23 23. FILL IN THE BLANKS: Multiple-group designs come in two forms: _____ which is when subjects are randomly assigned to a group, and _____, which is when subjects are not randomly assigned to a group.

Question 24 24. Which of the following statements is not true?

Question 25 25. Molly has a small number of subjects, and wants to make sure that her groups are as similar as possible. Which of the following would be the best method for Molly to use when assigning her subjects to groups?

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Question 26 26. 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 27 27. Mario finds out, after he participates in a study, that he was in the group that did not receive the treatment. Which of the following best describes the group that Mario was in?

Question 28 28. In a 3x4 study, how many levels does the first factor have?

Question 29 29. Which of the following statements is not true?

Question 30 30. FILL IN THE BLANKS: _____ is when two or more groups of subjects are compared, while _____ refers to when subjects are given two or more different treatments and their performance is compared.

Experimental Design Chapter Exam Instructions

Choose your answers to the questions and click 'Next' to see the next set of questions. You can skip questions if you would like and come back to them later with the yellow "Go To First Skipped Question" button. When you have completed the practice exam, a green submit button will appear. Click it to see your results. Good luck!

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