Answer the following. Do not write more than you can fit. Do not write on the back of the page. Explain your answers as appropriate.
1. Why might I argue that the idea of a paradigm undermines
the notion of scientific objectivity?
2. Here is my hypothesis:
H: If you skip class, then you will fail.
For each statement below, tell me if it’s based on valid
Also, what kind of logic is being used? (4 points each)
a. I came to class, so I should pass.
b. I gather some well-behaved children and find that their
don’t spank them.
c. I make parents not spank their children and the children
d. I get some children who aren’t well-behaved and find that
parents don’t spank them.
4. I want to know if people’s vision is affected by
I make two students come to the front of the room and have the class
them until they cry. Then I give them a vision test. I have
the class copy down the results of their tests. (4 points each)
List two ethical violations in my experiment. How could I fix them (and still do the experiment)?
5. What kind of numbers would each of the following designs
produce? (3 points each)
a. I record your order of arrival to class to see if early arrivers get better grades.
b. I ask people if they live on campus (I assign these a 1), off campus but in Murfreesboro (I assign these a 2), or off campus somewhere else (I assign these a 3).
c. I measure people’s daily calorie intake to see if people who consume more calories get better grades.
d. I have people complete a Likert scale measuring their attitude towards research methods.
6. Here’s a hypothesis: (14 points)
H: If a person has an eating disorder, then that person is repressing a memory of childhood sexual abuse.
Evaluate my hypothesis in terms of the ideal hypothesis.
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