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Can you help me understand this Psychology question?

Below is a link to a document reviewing some major points regarding research in psychology that should help you with some material we reviewed in class as well as in completing the assignment. On the last page you will find your specific instructions regarding your assignment. Don’t forget that your assignment must be electronically generated and may be turned in via Canvas or office hours on Thursday 9/5. I do not accept hand-written assignments.

Design an experiment and research terminology overview

*Please note: even though this assignment is titled “design an experiment” it does not mean you actually need to design your own experiment. I means that you need to read the study presented on last page of the document and answer questions about the design of the study presented there.


Assignment 1:

Designing an Experiment

Your professor has designed a research study to examine the effects of alcohol

on reaction time. She has 24 subjects. Eight receive 2 ounces of vodka, eight

students receive 4 ounces of alcohol, and eight students receive 4 ounces of

alcohol flavored and scented non-alcoholic beverage. Following consumption

of the beverage, they play a video driving game in which their responses are

timed. They do not know what they are drinking nor what the purpose of the

study is, but the person administering the game does know whether and how

much alcohol they received. Using the above study, answer the following questions.

  • What is the hypothesis? ( points)
  • What is/are the Independent variable(s). How is it/are they operationally
  • defined?(this is where you discuss the levels) (1 points)

  • What is/are the Dependent variable(s). How is it/are they operationally
  • defined? (1 points)

  • What is the Experimental group(s)? ( point)
  • What is the Control group? ( point)
  • Describe some problems with this study. How well does it meet the
  • ethical requirements? (


  • What biases (more than one) in research may be a factor in this study
  • and how have these issues been addressed or could researchers address

    these issues? (

    s points)


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