Practice Questions Chapter 4

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

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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.
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  • Spring '16
  • Lisa Conner
  • researcher, operational definition

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