Research Methods F17 (2) (1).doc - Name Cassidy Leja Instructor Kinsley Section 103 Identifying Independent and Dependent Variables For each of the

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Name: Cassidy Leja_____ Instructor: Kinsley_ Section: 103_Identifying Independent and Dependent Variables For each of the following examples, identify the independent (IV) and dependent variable (DV). Each example is worth ½ point.1. Joan is collecting data on gender differences (male, female) in the ability to empathize. 2. An experimenter collects data on the effectiveness of types of humor (slapstick comedy, dark humor, no humor) on the healing process, but makes sure that participants have equal senses of humor prior to the study. 3. David investigates the effects of temperature (very hot classroom, very cold classroom) on exam performance. 4. A drag racer wants to see if the speed of a race car can be altered depending on the type of fuel used, either alcohol, nitrous, or gasoline. 5. A study is conducted on the influence of instructor presentation (chalk board, dry erase board, overhead projection, or technology enhance PowerPoint) on the accuracy of student note taking. 6. A researcher shows one group of students a violent cartoon and another group of students a non-violent cartoon & watches to see violent behavior on the playground for the next month. 7. A chef wants to see if the quality of bread (texture & appearance) is increased by using an imported Italian yeast compared to the normal domestic yeast. 8. A sports psychologist records the number of fouls committed by players and then codes if they were wearing a light or dark colored uniform.
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