Experimental Design Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. In the within-subjects experimental design, subjects are given _____ and their performance is _____.

Question 2 2. In a factorial design, an interaction occurs when _____.

Question 3 3. What is a control group?

Question 4 4. In the _____ experimental design, each participant takes part in both the control and experimental conditions.

Question 5 5. Which of these statements is true about the multiple-group design?

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Question 6 6. 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 7 7. Which of these reduces the possibility of confounding?

Question 8 8. 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 9 9. Harriet does not use a between-subjects design. Harriet's subjects might do better because of _____.

Question 10 10. A within-subjects design has _____ group(s) of subjects.

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Question 11 11. Jerry decides to flip a coin to assign his subjects to groups. Which of the following assignment methods is Jerry using?

Question 12 12. The sample size of a study is the number of:

Question 13 13. 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 14 14. 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 15 15. Which type of variable must be needed more than once in a factorial design?

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Question 16 16. Which of the following is an example of an experiment with a factorial design?

Question 17 17. Which of the following scenarios is a within-subject design?

Question 18 18. 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 19 19. Multivariate design involves more than one _____ variable.

Question 20 20. Which of the following is a question researchers MUST answer when using a matched-subjects design?

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Question 21 21. How many factors are in a 3x2x2 study?

Question 22 22. To ensure you effectively answer a research question, you must start with _____.

Question 23 23. 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 24 24. 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 25 25. Mary wants to conduct her study with a within-subjects design, and she is wondering how her subjects should be given treatment. Which of the following best answers Mary's question?

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Question 26 26. 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 27 27. The order of the three stages of ABA design is:

Question 28 28. 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 29 29. 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?

Question 30 30. Which type of study has at least one factor that is measured between subject and one factor that is measured within subjects?

Experimental Design Chapter Exam Instructions

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