Assignment 17

PSY 100


1. Identify whether the research below is most consistent with a descriptive study (D), a correlational study (C), or an experiment (E).

____ Researchers investigated whether or not brown cows give chocolate milk.

____ Researchers randomly assigned participants to three different groups.

____ Researchers tested the impact of sleep deprivation on driving ability.

____ Researchers compared the success of swimmers in competitions with the amount of swimming instruction they had received during childhood.

____ Researchers surveyed North Central College students asking them how many clubs or organizations they belonged to and what their grade point average was.


2. Find an example of a claim presented in the media. (Do not use a claim mentioned in class or the course website. Attach a copy of the source material (e.g., advertisement, article, website page) or write a brief description of it.)

State the claim.


List the evidence that is presented to support the claim.


Evaluate the evidence. Is the claim justified based on the evidence? Explain.