PSYC 100. Discussion 1_ Introducing Psychology..pdf - STEP 3 1 What was the research question that guided the work by Drews et al Does having a

PSYC 100. Discussion 1_ Introducing Psychology..pdf - STEP...

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STEP 3: 1. What was the research question that guided the work by Drews, et al.? - Does having a conversation on the phone longer driving performance What was their hypothesis (specific prediction)? - The hypothesis was that people driving and having a conversation was more dangerous than having a conversation with the passenger. 2. The Independent Variables (IV) is/are: - The driver having a conversation on a phone and the driver having a conversation in person. 3. The Dependent Variable (DV) is/are: - The drivers ability to drive 4. Were the participants randomly assigned to conditions? What is the purpose of random assignment? - All the participants were randomly selected for driver or passenger. The purpose of random selection was to eliminate bias. 5. What kind of research design did this study use, i.e., descriptive, correlational, or experimental? Explain your answer. - The research was experimental because of the independent and dependent variables.
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