Fall A 2020
M5 Assignment (30 points)
Complete the guided
first, if you have not done so. It will help you become proficient in
answering the questions in this assignment.
Check out the module,
which demonstrates how to show the math/process work and
provides instruction on essential procedures in Word and Excel, and APA formatting examples.
Use this Word document to fill in the answers to the questions. You must type out a clear answer to each
even if the answer is also contained in the Excel file submitted to show work
Test (15 points total)
In a cognitive psychology experiment, the researcher is interested in whether encoding condition has a
significant effect on memory for a set of drawings. In encoding condition A, subjects are asked to name
the object in each drawing; in encoding condition B, subjects are asked to name the color of each
drawing. Then all subjects are tested on their memory of the drawings. Each recruited subject is
randomly assigned to either encoding condition A or encoding condition B.
Based on memory theories, the researcher hypothesized that condition A (object naming) would lead to
significantly better memory compared to condition B (color naming), and she sets the significance level
at α = .05 for a one-tailed test.
Hint: You may remember a similar scenario in the previous assignment, but with a crucial difference. In
the previous assignment, each subject is tested in BOTH condition A and condition B, while each subject
here is tested in only ONE condition (either A or B).
a. What is the dependent (outcome) variable? What is the independent (grouping) variable?