Practice Questions Chapter 4

Practice Questions Chapter 4 - 1 When a researcher...

Info icon This preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
1. When a researcher manipulates temperature of a room in order to examine the effect it has on task performance, the different temperature conditions are referred to as the _____ of the variable. A) subjects B) responses C) reliability D) levels I chose C. because when something about a variable is manipulated or changed, the outcome relies on what effect the changes had on the participants. This is the reliability of the variable. 2. Which one of the following is a situational variable? I chose B. because the temperature in the room can affect the way participants react to a situation that they are placed in. 3. A researcher asks male and female participants to rate the guilt of a defendant on the basis of their physical attractiveness. Which of the following is a response variable? I chose B. because the guilt ratings are the direct responses of each participant. Although they were basing their responses of guilt rating off of the attractiveness of the defendant, the guilt rating reflect how the participants responded. 4. A researcher asks male and female college students to rate the quality of the food offered in the cafeteria versus the food offered in the vending machines. Which one of the following is a participant variable? I chose A. because a participant variable specifically relates to the individual characteristic of a participant. These characteristics include gender.
Image of page 1

Info icon This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern