Research method examples with answers
Research method examples with answers PSY 101
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1. 1. Answers to Selecting Appropriate Research Methods Worksheet 2. 3. Jogging three times per week increases lung capacity. Experiment IV = Jogging (e.g., could be operationallydefined as running uphill for one hour, three times per week) DV = Lung Capacity (e.g., could be operationally defined as rate of blowing up a balloon) 4. 5. 2. Unmarried cab drivers talk more with their customers than do married cab drivers. Correlation Predictor variable: marital status Outcome variable: rate of talking (e.g., words per minute for 10 minutes) 6. 7. 3. Students who study one hour per day for five days perform better on the exam than students who study for five hours on one day. (Yes, GREAT ADVICE!) Experiment IV: Study technique DV: Exam performance 8. 9. 4. Alcoholics with a history of poor nutrition show more signs of brain damage than do alcoholics with a history of good nutrition. Correlation Predictor variable: history of nutrition among alcoholics Outcome variable: presence/amount of “daim bramage” (Oops. I mean, “brain damage) 10. 11. 5. More men than women report fantasies of making large sums of money. Correlation Predictor variable: gender Outcome variable: number of fantasies (e.g., number reported every evening, between the hours of 59 pm, for one month) 12. 13. 6. Work productivity increases when workers are allowed flexible hours. Experiment IV: Flexible vs. nonflexible schedules at work DV: Work productivity (e.g., Number of candies Lucille Ball could wrap consecutively every ten minutes) 14. 15. 7. St. John’s Wort can improve mood. Experiment IV: Treatment with St. John’s Wort or placebo DV: Mood (e.g., responses to questionnaire on current, affective state)