PSY 321 RESEARCH METHODS AND STATISTICS IN PSYCHOLOGY 3

Answer the review questions in Chapters 10 and 12 of the textbook.

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Review Questions Task 3

Chapter 10

  • Identify two reasons why it might be important to conduct experiments in natural settings.
  • Explain how laboratory experiments and those conducted in natural settings differ in terms of control, external validity, goals, and consequences.
  • Describe the three distinguishing features of true experiments and identify what can be said about the independent variable based on these characteristics.
  • What hurdles do researchers have to overcome when trying to conduct experiments in natural environments?
  • Identify two procedures that allow researchers to randomly assign participants to conditions while giving all participants access to the experimental treatment.

Chapter 12

  • What does it mean to say that the results of a statistical test are “statistically significant”?
  • What is the difference between Type I and Type II errors?
  • What three factors determine the power of a statistical test?

Why is a repeated measures design likely to be more sensitive than a randomized group design