First Month Test - a. The rats given the protein enriched...

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First Month Test 1. A researcher study typically begins with a question about group of individuals. The entire group of individuals of interest is called the ___________ a. Parameter b. Statistic c. Population d. Sample 2. The relationship between a parameter and a statistic is the same as the relationship between a population and a __________ a. Variable b. Constant c. Score d. Sample 3. A researcher wants to examine the relationship between family size and political attitude for a group of 100 college students. Each students is asked to report the number of individuals in his immediate family and each student completes an attitude questionnaire that measures political opinions. What researcher method is being used in this study? a. experimental method b. correlation method c. quasi-experimental method d. none of the above 4. A recent study reports infant rats fed a special protein-enriched diet reached an adult weight 10% greater than litter-mates raised on a regular diet. For this study, what is the independent variable?
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Unformatted text preview: a. The rats given the protein enriched diet b. The rats given the regular diet c. The type of diet given to the rats d. The adult weight of the rats 5. A recent study reports that increased lighting during the winter months results in lower depression scores. For this study, what is the dependent variable? a. the amount of light b. the season of the year c. the level of the depression d. the individuals who participated in the study 6. After measuring two individuals, a researcher can say that scores of one individual is larger than scores of the other, but it is impossible to say how much larger. What scale of measurement is being used in this situation? a. nominal b. ordinal c. interval d. ratio 7. Which of the following is an example of a discrete variable? a. height b. reaction time c. number of brothers and/or sisters d. age ________________________________________________ Answer 1. c 2. d 3. b 4. a 5. c 6. d 7. c...
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This note was uploaded on 07/09/2011 for the course STAT 101 taught by Professor Adams during the Spring '11 term at Governors State University.

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