Study Guide for Lab Midterm
I - Spring 2007
40 points total.
You are responsible
for all information
I, 3, and 4 of the lab manual.
you are responsible
learned in the lab.
Note that questions
similar to the ones on lab write-ups and weekly quizzes could also
show up on the exam.
Be prepared for concepts, definitions,
broad themes, minor facts,
or apparatus, etc.
Be prepared for all types of questions:
fill-ins, brief essay, true/false,
multiple choice, etc.
See sample questions
"Sample Questions for Midterm
These were written in an earlier
year, when the labs were arranged in a different order.
Below I have given for each lab a list of skills and knowledge
areas to think about.
Keep in mind that this is not an exhausti ve list.
Lab Basics lab
Know how to log on to the physiology
server (note typo in lab manuall).
the basic purpose of the PowerLab
Know how to find and run Chart, Scope, Excel and SPSS on the lab computers.
Know how to open the Data Pad, and use it to calculate Max-Min or an average.
Explain verbally what a p-value means.
Be able to interpret significance
of a p-value.
If an experiment
state which t-test (paired or unpaired) is appropriate.
Know how to perform a paired or unpaired t-test in SPSS.
Given a description
of an experimental
design, be able to identify problems with it.
What are the differences
between Chart and Scope?
Know how to calibrate a force transducer.
Know what kind of graph (e.g. bar, scatter, scatter with regression
line) is appropriate
for a given set of data.
Understand the difference
between the indepenJent"variable
(which goes on the x-
axis) and the dependent
variable (which goes on the y-axis).