PSYC100 Wk1 - Copy.docx - STEP 3 In your discussion post this week first answer the following questions based on the study described in Step 2 Based on

PSYC100 Wk1 - Copy.docx - STEP 3 In your discussion post...

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STEP 3: In your discussion post this week, first answer the following questions based on the study described in Step 2: Based on the Research Summary on Distracted Driving: 1. What was the research question that guided the work by Drews, et al.? What was their hypothesis (specific prediction)? The question was on the issue of talking on a cell phone while driving in comparison to talking with passengers. The hypothesis is the driver would be able to focus more on driving with being has free as well as using the cognitive part of the brain to focus on driving. 2. The Independent Variables (IV) is/are: The Independent variables are being able to hold a conversation on the phone without being hands-free versus being able to hold a conversation with passengers. 3. The Dependent Variable (DV) is/are: The dependent variable is how the driver was able to do the tasks when driving and what the official outcome was. 4. Were the participants randomly assigned to conditions? What is the purpose of random assignment? Yes, they were randomly assigned and it was done to see what the different outcomes would be. 5. What kind of research design did this study use, i.e., descriptive, correlational, or experimental? Explain your answer. Experimental, due to
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