In what section of the article does the author list the hypotheses, and where within that section? 2 pointsIt is in the introduction, towards the end.3.What is the simplest way to state the general hypothesis in this article? 2 pointsAge would have less effect on this study’s key measures in health regimen practitioners compared to sedentary controls.4.The Methods section in this article is pretty challenging because it contains descriptions of complex measures like the visuo-spatial task switch test. Try not to get bogged down in the details of these measures. The important idea here is to understand in general what the four groups were and what variables they tried to measure in each group. This table might help make it clear:GroupAgeVO2maxBMIswitchcostsswitch RTSedentaryAerobicMeditationt’ai chiThe idea is that each cell in the table could be filled in with their data, so we'dknow how, for example, meditators compared to aerobic exercisers in terms of BMI.
PSY 250MPWIf you had to summarize the methodology of this study, how would you say it?In other words, what did they do in the study in order to collect their data? 2 pointsPhysical and mental tests were used to acquire the data in this study. They wanted to measure the physical and mental capability of the participants to get the full results.5.Do you know anyone who meditates or does t’ai chi? Let's say I know someone who meditates but, in my opinion, she's not very quick mentally. In fact, I've seen her really struggle to follow a conversation and she gets confused easily. Do you think my friend’s mental abilities (or limitations) invalidate or refute the results of this study?2 pointsI don’t think it invalidates the study. Everyone is different, and therefore means that there is more than one right answer.