Chapter_2_-_IV_DV_Study_Type_Homework

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Name: __________________________________ Section: _________ Identifying Independent and Dependent Variables, and Study Designs Instructions: For each research description below, identify the independent variable, the dependent variable, and the type of study (lab experiment, naturalistic observation, survey, or case study). Answers are on the last page. 1. A researcher hypothesizes that blondes really do have more fun. To test this hypothesis, she interviews a natural brunette who has recently become a blonde to determine if there is any change in the amount of fun she has. Independent variable: ________________________________ Dependent variable: ________________________________ Type of study: ________________________________ 2. A developmental psychologist is testing the hypothesis that children in first grade know more words in the English language than children in Kindergarten. To test this, she sits in on two classes (one first grade, the other Kindergarten) and counts the average number of words children in each class speak. She then compares the counts. Independent variable: ________________________________
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