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PSY 280 Spring 2016

 


 

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Homework 7

 


 

1. A researcher was interested in whether an educational video on the importance of exercise

 

had an effect on the number of times per week that college students exercised. To examine

 

this issue, a research study was conducted in which a group of college students were shown

 

an educational video on the importance of exercise, then the number of times the students

 

exercised in the following week was compared to the number of days students at the college

 

exercise per week. It is known that the average number of times per week students at the

 

college exercise is 3.5. Below are data from the group of students who watched the

 

educational video about the importance of exercise. Use this data to answer the question:

 

Does the educational video make a difference on the number of times per week that college

 

students exercise?

 

Times

 

Exercised

 

Per Week

 


 

Pnum

 


 

(x-m)2

 


 

1

 


 

8

 


 

16

 


 

2

 


 

5

 


 

1

 


 

3

 


 

1

 


 

9

 


 

4

 


 

5

 


 

1

 


 

5

 


 

4

 


 

0

 


 

6

 


 

3

 


 

1

 


 

7

 


 

2

 


 

4

 


 

8

 


 

3

 


 

1

 


 

9

 


 

5

 


 

1

 


 

10

 


 

4

 


 

0

 


 

M=4

 


 

34 SS

 

3.78 s2

 

1.94 s

 


 

a. What are the independent variable (with the levels) and the dependent variable of the

 

study? 1 point

 


 

b. Step 1: Write the null and research hypotheses in symbols. .5 points

 


 

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c. Calculate the standard error. 1 point

 


 

d. Step 2: Find the critical value for the test statistic? 1 point

 


 

e. Step 3: Find the obtained (i.e., computed) test statistic for a sample (n=10) with a

 

mean of 4? 1 point

 


 

f. Step 4: Make a statistical decision about the null. Will you reject or retain the null

 

based on your sample data? (Be sure to include appropriate test statistic and decision

 

criteria). 1 point

 


 

g. Step 4 (continued): Provide a substantive conclusion about the results from your

 

sample data. (Be sure to include the research context and descriptive statistics). 1

 

point

 


 

h. Continuing with this example, (i.e. the same population mean, etc.), calculate the

 

effect size of the educational video (those who watched the video compared to those

 

who did not watch the video) on the number of times college students exercise per

 

week (using Cohen?s d). How large of an effect size is this, small, medium, or large?

 

1.5 points

 


 

2. You are conducting an experiment to examine whether interpersonal therapy makes a

 

difference in symptoms in a sample of war veterans diagnosed with post-traumatic stress

 

disorder (PTSD). A standard measure of PTSD is known to produce a ? of 20. A sample of

 


 

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64 war veterans diagnosed with PTSD was given 8 weeks of interpersonal therapy. After the

 

8 weeks, the sample mean PTSD score was 16 (M=16) and the s = 7.

 

a. What are the independent variable (with the levels) and the dependent variable of the

 

study? 1 point

 


 

b. Step 1: Write the null and research hypotheses in symbols. .5 point (Take off for sample

 

symbols)

 


 

c. Calculate the standard error. 1 point

 


 

d.

 


 

Step 2: Find the critical value for the test statistic? (Use largest [i.e., most conservative]

 

value if exact value not given in the chart) 1 point

 


 

e. Step 3: Find the obtained (i.e., computed) test statistic for a sample (n=64) with a mean

 

of 16? 1 point

 


 

f. Step 4: Make a statistical decision about the null. Will you reject or retain the null based

 

on your sample data? (Be sure to include appropriate test statistic and decision criteria).

 

1 point

 


 

g. Step 4 (continued): Provide a substantive conclusion about the results from your sample

 

data. (Be sure to include the research context and descriptive statistics). 1 point

 


 

PSY 280 Spring 2016

 


 

Write your name on the back of the last page

 


 

3. A researcher designed a study to examine the effect of a new reading program on the number

 

of books read over the summer by 2nd graders. Typically 2nd graders read 3 books over the

 

summer. The researcher recruited a sample of 20 2nd graders and they participated in the new

 

reading program (e.g., they win a prize for every book read over the summer). The

 

researcher wants to know if the new reading program is effective. The following are the

 

number of books read over the summer by students in the new reading program. Enter the

 

data into SPSS. Use this dataset to test the question: Does the new reading program make a

 

difference in the number of books read over the summer by 2nd graders?

 

Pnum

 


 

Number of Books Read Over the Summer

 


 

1

 


 

4

 


 

2

 


 

6

 


 

3

 


 

4

 


 

4

 


 

10

 


 

5

 


 

3

 


 

6

 


 

4

 


 

7

 


 

2

 


 

8

 


 

4

 


 

9

 


 

7

 


 

10

 


 

5

 


 

11

 


 

8

 


 

PSY 280 Spring 2016

 


 

Write your name on the back of the last page

 


 

12

 


 

0

 


 

13

 


 

4

 


 

14

 


 

9

 


 

15

 


 

3

 


 

16

 


 

1

 


 

17

 


 

6

 


 

18

 


 

2

 


 

19

 


 

5

 


 

20

 


 

3

 


 

a. What are the independent and dependent variables of the study? 1 point

 


 

b. What are the null and research hypotheses (in symbols)? .5 point

 


 

c. Conduct the appropriate statistical test in SPSS. Go to Analyze/Compare Means/OneSample t-test. In the box labeled ?Test Value?, enter 3 instead of 0. Print output and

 

include it with your homework. 1 point

 


 

d. From the output, report the test statistic and the probability (obtained p-value).

 

Remember to include degrees of freedom when you report t-values. 1 point

 


 

e. Make a statistical decision about the null. Will you reject or retain the null based on the

 

SPSS output (Remember to use #s from the output only to make your statistical

 

conclusion. If you use a critical t, you will get no points.). 1 point

 


 

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f. Provide a substantive conclusion about the results from your sample data. (Be sure to

 

include the research context and descriptive statistics). 1 point

 


 

 


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