Question 1
2.5 out of 2.5 points
This figure depicts the typical relation found between a person's age (in years) and
his or her reaction time in a simple reaction time task (e.g., time to press a button
when a light turns green).
Figure: Age and Reaction
Question 1
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If an extreme score is added to a data set, increasing the
range of data, the standard deviation will:
Selected Answer:
decrease.
Answers:
get closer to 0.
decrease.
increase.
be unchanged.
Question 2
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Profess
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Dr. Feldman was interested in the effect of Valium on motor performance. He had his
student research assistants inject 30 rats in the experimental group with a small
amount of Valium and 30 rats in the control group with salin
Question 1
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The distribution of means based on a sample size of 45, pulled from a population
distribution with a mean of 100 and a standard deviation of 15, would have a
standard error of:
Selected Answer:
2.24.
Answers:
2.24.
3.00.
25.82
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Which of these situations is an example of randomly assigning participants to
conditions in a study?
Selected Answer:
Correct Every time a participant shows up for his study, Mark flips a coin to
determine which condition to p
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A clinical researcher was interested in determining whether her interventions for
depression were effective in minimizing depression symptoms among her
participants. To assess the effectiveness of her treatment program, she ad
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If there is less than a(n) _ percent chance of rejecting the null hypothesis when it
is false, there is insufficient power.
Selected Answer:
80
Answers:
50
60
80
90
Question 2
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Statistical power is a measure o
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When F is significant:
Selected Answer:
one does not know which specific means differ significantly.
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the values of the means that are closest together are the only ones that are
significant.
the values of the means th
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A psychologist is interested in whether working memory is influenced by sleep loss.
The psychologist administers a measure of working memory to a group of subjects
at 8 A.M. on Day 1 of the study and then again at 8 A.M. on Da
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5 out of 5 points
What are the consequences of failing to meet the assumptions of a parametric test
when performing research?
Selected Answer:
If the test is robust to the violation, it does not invalidate the research; however, it
may make it