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Interpreting a Non-Significant Outcome

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A researcher may pretend to be a subject in a study because:

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1. When would a null hypothesis be rejected?

2. Why is an experimental and a control condition necessary to test a null hypothesis?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will assess you on terminology related to non-significant outcomes, as well as the concept of null hypotheses. All of the questions are multiple-choice.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Test yourself on the following topics:

  • The term for a researcher who pretends to be a subject in a study
  • When the null hypothesis cannot be rejected
  • What happens if the null hypothesis is not rejected
  • What a non-significant result cannot tell researchers
  • The reason(s) for a non-significant result

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on non-significant outcomes in psychology
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding rejecting null hypotheses and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the information provided - and not provided - by non-significant results

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the corresponding lesson titled Interpreting a Non-Significant Outcome. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand the use of statistical analysis in psychology
  • Examine a sample experiment that yields non-significant results
  • Review the conclusions that can be drawn from a non-significant result
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