Depression The September 1998 issue of the American Psychologist published an article by Kraut et al. that reported on an experiment examining the social and psychological impact of the Internet on 169 people in 73 households during their first 1 to 2 years online. In the experiment, 73 households were offered free Internet access for 1 or 2 years in return for allowing their time and activity online to be tracked. The members of the households who participated in the study were also given a battery of tests at the beginning and again at the end of the study. The conclusion of the study made news headlines: Those who spent more time online tended to be more depressed at the end of the experiment. Although the paper reports a more complex model, the basic result can be summarized in the following regression of Depression (at the end of the study, in depression scale units) vs. Internet Use (in mean hours per week): Dependent variable is: Depression R-squared = 4.6, s = 0.4563 Variable Coefficient Intercept 0.5655 Internet use 0.0199 The news reports about this study clearly concluded that using the Internet causes depression. Discuss whether such a conclusion can be drawn from this regression. If so, discuss the supporting evidence. If not, say why not.
Marking Period 1 Quarterly Assessment – A.P. U.S. Government Due Date: October 27, 2017 (this grade will be added to the 1 Marking Period) Directions: Select a current political race for state Governor (N.J, V.A.) or for U.S. Senate (Alabama) You may pick any U.S. state in which an election will be held by the end of this year but be sure to focus on state wide or federal offices. Provide the following information on the race: 1. Identify the candidates, their party, and their platform. Is one of the candidates an incumbent 2. Identify current polling prediction from at least two different reliable sources. 3. Identify the “hot” topics in the election or identify any other local / regional issues. For example, the Charlottesville in