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What was the research question that guided the work by Drews, et al.?- “What is the statistical relation between drivers whom drive distracted by human interaction, and thosewho drive whilst distracted by indirect communication?”What was their hypothesis (specific prediction)? -The hypothesis was that drivers whom drive distracted by indirect communication or any form of distraction that will decrease an individual’s cognitive focus, may affect the success rate of a driver’s ability to complete a task.The Independent Variables (IV) is/are:-Drivers are provided with a vehicle simulator.-A percentage of the drivers are presented with a passenger, with whom they must hold a conversation.-A percentage of the drivers are presented with a mobile communication device that they will utilize to hold a conversation. The Dependent Variable (DV) is/are:-The ability of the driver to complete the task of successfully exiting the highway whilst distracted.Were the participants randomly assigned to conditions? What is the purpose of random assignment?-The participants were randomly assigned to their tasks as either the driver or the passenger during the experiment. In this case, it is my assumption that the random assignment of both drivers and passengers
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