1. Identify whether each scientific question below is descriptive (D), predictive (P), or explanatory/causal (E).
____ What percentage of college students suffer from depression?
____ Does being depressed lower students' grades?
____ Is higher depression associated with lower grades in school?
____ What kinds of play do children engage in during "free time" at school?
____ Does listening to sexual lyrics prompt teens to have sex?
____ Do teens who listen to music with sexual lyrics have more sex?
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.