Question 20 a How was the ribavirin research study biased Explain your answer

Question 20 a how was the ribavirin research study

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Question 20: a) How was the ribavirin research study biased? Explain your answer thoroughly. b) What was done to ensure equality in the subsequent ribavirin research study? ANSWERS: a) It was to good to be true, because the healthiest patients were put into the group (treatment or experimental) receiving the highest dose of the drug and the sickest patients were placed in the placebo (control) group. b) Random assignment was used. Question 21: a) In research terms, what is the following question, are people more or less likely to commit offences because of what the police have done? b) Explain your answer thoroughly. ANSWERS: a) This is a theory , b) because it is NOT stated as a testable proposition. A hypothesis for this situation would be something like this – People are less likely to commit an act of domestic violence if they are held overnight in jail. Question 22: What ethical considerations are addressed in this study? ANSWER: The researchers make sure there is nothing threatening to the victim’s or the perpetrator’s life or limbs. They do this by making sure there are no serious threats, injuries, or weapons available. Question 23: What two components ensures reliable conclusions on the best way the police can prevent future violence? ANSWER: Thoroughness of data gathering and random assignment of the treatments. Question 24: Perhaps you have a new found appreciation for research after viewing the preceding video clips. Discuss, at the very least, two ideas that fit this description. ANSWERS: Answers will vary.
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