Main Effects in Factorial Design


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Harry wants his study to have a factorial design. Which of the following best describes how Harry's study should look?

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1. 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?

2. 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?

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of the factorial design and they ways it impacts research in the psychology field. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include main effects and interaction.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • Factorial design
  • Synonym for independent variable
  • Main effects
  • Main effects table
  • Interactions

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related factorial design lesson
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding factorial design
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about factorial design

Additional Learning

To learn more about factorial design and how it impacts psychological research, review the lesson on Main Effects in Factorial Design. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Define factorial design
  • Know the variables that factorial design uses
  • Understand main effects
  • Learn about the main effects table
  • Distinguish differences between main effects and interactions