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Experimental Design Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of these statements is true about the multiple-group design?

Question 2 2. What is a control group?

Question 3 3. In the within-subjects experimental design, subjects are given _____ and their performance is _____.

Question 4 4. Which of these reduces the possibility of confounding?

Question 5 5. In a factorial design, an interaction occurs when _____.

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Question 6 6. In the _____ experimental design, each participant takes part in both the control and experimental conditions.

Question 7 7. Which of these experimental designs would you use if you wanted to measure the effect of the amount of calories consumed on the dependent variables of 'energy' and 'stress levels'.

Question 8 8. A control group is important for a researcher because it _____.

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

Question 10 10. Larry conducted an experiment, but is having trouble understanding his results. Larry thinks he may have used too many independent variables. Which of the following experimental designs did Larry most likely use?

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Question 11 11. 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 12 12. Olivia wants to study the relationship between age and amount of exercise. What would the dependent variable be in this study?

Question 13 13. 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 14 14. Which of the following best defines a between-subjects design?

Question 15 15. The order of the three stages of ABA design is:

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Question 16 16. 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 17 17. Margot wants to conduct a study but does not have a large pool of people from which to choose subjects. Which of the following statements BEST explains why a matched-subject design is a good fit for Margot's situation?

Question 18 18. How many factors are there in a 2 x 4 x 4 study?

Question 19 19. Harry needs to control for carryover in his within-subject design. Which of the following could Harry use?

Question 20 20. Which of the following scenarios is a within-subject design?

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Question 21 21. Which of the following best explains why it is important to use random selection?

Question 22 22. 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?

Question 23 23. To ensure you effectively answer a research question, you must start with _____.

Question 24 24. What is another name for a factor in factorial design?

Question 25 25. 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?

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Question 26 26. 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 27 27. Susie wants to know how gender affects reading and math scores. What type of experimental design should she use?

Question 28 28. Which of the following is an example of an experiment with a factorial design?

Question 29 29. 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?

Question 30 30. Which of the following best describes the methods used in a Multiple Baseline Design?

Experimental Design Chapter Exam Instructions

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