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Psychology 1167 Homework Assignment #1 1. Explain the difference between a discrete and a continuous variable, and provide an example of each. (4 points) 2. A researcher is interested in the relationship between the amount of television that children watch and the amount of aggression they display on the playground. She goes to a school and interviews each child’s parents to discover how much TV they watch every day, and then observes the children for half an hour during recess to assess how aggressively they play with others. For this study, answer the following questions: (3 points) a. Is this an experimental or a nonexperimental study? b. What is the independent variable? c. What is the dependent variable? 3. A researcher is interested in the effects that Gatorade has on the athletic endurance of high school football players. He selects a group of 100 high school football players from one school district and divides them into two groups; one group drinks
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