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PSYCHOLOGY 100 ASSIGNMENT #1Due 9/13PURPOSE:The purpose of this assignment is to help you review and apply some of the keyconcepts involved in research methods.This assignment will help you understand what acorrelation is, and how a correlational study differs from an experiment.It will also help youidentify some of the features of experiments that allow researchers to draw valid conclusions.INSTRUCTIONSFor each of the four questions below, write a one-paragraph answer.Your paper should be 350– 500 words long.Each paragraph does not have to have a separate heading.Your answer should demonstrate understanding of the concepts described inSections 1.3, 2.2and 2.3ain your textbook.BACKGROUNDA fictional studyDr. Williams conducted a study to see whether college students who report being more stressedalso report studying less.Dr. Williams recruited a random sample of 200 students at hisuniversity. He measured their stress by giving them a questionnaire about stressful events intheir lives and their perceived levels of stress.They also completed a questionnaire about timespent studying.He found a negative correlation (r = - .6) between level of stress and amount oftime spent studying.(1)Your friend learns about Dr. Williams’ study and finds it unconvincing.She says, “Myroommate is not stressed at all but never studies.She is too busy having fun to study.Dr. Williams’ study must be wrong.”

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LUCAS&SULLIVAN
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