M.R. CHAPTER 2
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Are treatments given in noneperimental studies
No. Treatments are for experiments
In an experiments, group A was given verbal praise for being on time for appointments while Group B was given no special treatment. Which group is the control Group?
Group B, the control group is the one that doesnt get anything
Is it necessary to have at least two groups of participants in order to conduct an experiment?
What is the purpose of a nonexperimental study?
To describe participants as they naturally exist without experimental treatments
Is a survey an experiment
No. because its not done in a lab
Does knowing that a multiple- choice test was used in a study help a consumner of research determine whether the study was experimental or nonexperimental?
No we need more details
What is the purpose of an Experiment?
To explore the cause- effect relationship
A political scientist polled voters to determine their opinion on a decision by the Supreme Court. Is this an " Experimental study" or a "nonexperimental study"?
Nonexperimental, is considered an experiment
A Teacher compared the effectiveness of three methods of teaching handwriting by using different methods with different students. did the teacher conduct an "experimental study" or a "nonexperimental study"?
Experimental, because you are doing treatments
Suppose you read that an outbreak of intestianl disorders occurred in a town and the source was traced to contaminated chicken served in a popular restaurant. Is it likely the srudy that identified the source was "experimental " or "nonexperimental"? why?
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