Study Guide for Lab Midterm
I - Spring 2007
Leif Saul
General information:
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40 points total.
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You are responsible
for all information
in chapters
I, 3, and 4 of the lab manual.
In
addition,
you are responsible
for techniques
and predictions
learned in the lab.
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Note that questions
similar to the ones on lab write-ups and weekly quizzes could also
show up on the exam.
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Be prepared for concepts, definitions,
procedures,
predictions,
broad themes, minor facts,
diagrams/graphs/traces,
calculations,
hands-on
with computer
or apparatus, etc.
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Be prepared for all types of questions:
fill-ins, brief essay, true/false,
multiple choice, etc.
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See sample questions
at <http://spot.colorado.edu/~saul/physiology/index.html>:
"Sample Questions for Midterm
I" (Q#6,7,8).
Note:
These were written in an earlier
year, when the labs were arranged in a different order.
Study questions
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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
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Know how to log on to the physiology
server (note typo in lab manuall).
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Understand
the basic purpose of the PowerLab
and transducers.
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Know how to find and run Chart, Scope, Excel and SPSS on the lab computers.
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Know how to open the Data Pad, and use it to calculate Max-Min or an average.
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Explain verbally what a p-value means.
Be able to interpret significance
of a p-value.
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If an experiment
is described,
state which t-test (paired or unpaired) is appropriate.
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Know how to perform a paired or unpaired t-test in SPSS.
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Given a description
of an experimental
design, be able to identify problems with it.
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What are the differences
between Chart and Scope?
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Know how to calibrate a force transducer.
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Know what kind of graph (e.g. bar, scatter, scatter with regression
line) is appropriate
for a given set of data.
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Understand the difference
between the indepenJent"variable
(which goes on the x-
axis) and the dependent
variable (which goes on the y-axis).
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