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1.06 Experiment Hazards Design an experiment to determine whether a new drug that is supposed to reduce hyperactivity in children actually does. Your essay should include an identification and description of all the components of your experimental design, including the method of sampling, independent and dependent variables, controls, and the method that you would employ to evaluate the outcome. A new recommended drug is known for reducing hyperactivity in children. We could test this out by giving a group of same-aged hyperactive middle schoolers taking tests the new drug. Half of the group will receive the new drug, and the other half will receive a caffeine shot. The longer a child concentrates on the test determines how hyperactive or not hyperactive he/she is. Children will be chosen through random assignment from the same middle school, children prone to hyperactive behavior will be the most desired choice, preferably same aged middle-schoolers to prove validity and repetition. I believe if
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Unformatted text preview: a group of same-aged middle schoolers receive the drug while taking tests, they will be less hyperactive and more focused than the group that receives the caffeine shot. The independent variable is the new drug being tested and the dependent variable is the subject’s mental/behavioral reaction and change in relation to the drug received. The experimental group will receive the new drug and the control group will receive a caffeine shot for hyperactive boosts. Random assignment will be put in play to make sure that each partaker has the same potential of being placed in either group. A procedure will also be used to prove the experiment against experimental bias. We can evaluate the outcome of the experiment by taking the average time each group focused on the test before and after the new drug/caffeine shot was received by each partaker and then comparing and contrasting the averages between each group to determine whether or not the new drug actually reduces hyperactivity....
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