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Question 263

Question

MCQ▾

A researcher is studying the effect of diet on depression. The hypothesis is that a diet high in carbohydrates will help to alleviate the symptoms of depression. The group being studied is a random group of depressed inpatients. Every other day the subjects fill out the depression symptoms inventory. Which of the following is the most serious confounding variable?

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

Some subjects are teenagers and other subjects are in their twenties.

b.

Some subjects are male and others are female.

c.

Some subjects have been in the hospital longer than others.

d.

Some subjects are on antidepressants and others are not.

Question 264

Question

MCQ▾

As Ben leaves his grocery store, a woman at a table near the door asks him to donate $ 20 to a cause that Ben has heard of but in which he has no personal investment. Ben politely declines; $ 20 feels like a lot of money to give to a charity that has no particular meaning for him. The woman asks if he՚d be willing to give only $ 2, and Ben pulls some change out of his pocket and drops two coins in the box. The solicitor used the

Choices

Choice (4)Response

a.

equal status contact.

b.

door-in-the-face technique.

c.

lowballing technique.

d.

foot-in-the-door technique.

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