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PSY3204 CHAPTER 1 QUIZ Let's assume you are conducting an experiment to determine the effect of a new drug on the incidence of epileptic seizures. You select 20 epileptics from the 150 epileptics being treated at a nearby hospital and administer the drug to them. You record the number of seizures in each of the 20 subjects for one month. Refer to Exhibit 1-1. The new drug is an example of a(n) ____. a. independent variable Refer to Exhibit 1-1. The number of seizures for each subject is an example of a(n) ____. a. dependent variable Refer to Exhibit 1-1. The 20 subjects constitute a ____. a. sample Refer to Exhibit 1-1. The 150 epileptics constitute a ____. a. population Refer to Exhibit 1-1. The number of seizures for each of the 20 subjects are called ____. a. data Refer to Exhibit 1-1. The number of seizures for each of the 150 epileptics are called ____. a. data Refer to Exhibit 1-1. The average (mean) number of seizures for the 20 subjects is called a ____. a. statistic Refer to Exhibit 1-1. The average (mean) number of seizures for the 150 epileptics would
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Unformatted text preview: be called a ____. a. parameter The variable that the experimenter manipulates is called the ____. a. independent variable In acquiring knowledge the method that employs logic, reasoning and objective assessment is referred to as ____. a . scientific method In inferential statistics the object is usually to generalize from a ____ to a ____. a. sample; population To avoid unknown, systematic factors that may bias the results of an experiment, the experimenter should select a ____ sample from a population and use controlled conditions. a. random Descriptive statistics are helpful in ____ and ____ raw data. a. summarizing; characterizing A statistic is defined as ____. a. number calculated on sample data that quantifies a characteristic of the sample The dependent variable in an experiment is defined as ____. a. the variable the experimenter measures to determine if there is a real effect...
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