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MIDTERM EXAMINATION (Ch. 1-7)PUB 504 ONLINE Fall 2020Student’s name: Valeria Diaz VenegasPlease put your name and the class number on the exam file.Provide your answers below to each question. Do not delete the questions.Part 1 (10 POINTS)Read the article from The New York Times (below) and answer the following questions.Use atable like the table used for problem 1.6 in homework 1.
2.What is the population that he is studying?
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4.What is the unit of analysis?
5.What is the dependent variable? (What level of measurement wouldyouuse for it? In otherwords, given what you know about measurement, how do you think the respondents wereasked to reply to the questions?).– 2 points6.What are the independent variables? (What level of measurement wouldyouuse for eachvariable? In other words, given what you know about measurement, how do you think therespondents were asked to reply to the questions?).– 2 points7.Draw Kurdek’s theory (causes and effects) using boxes and arrows (remember your theoryexercise in Module 1).– 2 points1
By ALISHA BERGER. New York Times. Published: October 5, 1999It is well known that nearly half of all marriagesend in divorce. With that in mind, a psychologyprofessor from Wright State University surveyedhusbands and wives once a year over the firstdecade of their marriages to observe how maritalquality changes over time. The researcher, Dr.Larry A. Kurdek, found that couples often begantheir unions with high levels of marital quality,but that it appeared to decrease twice: oncerather steeply over the first four years and againafter about seven. (The pattern of change was thesame for both husbands and wives.) He alsoreported that couples with children experienced

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