Assignment 4


 

Read the article "Does watching smoking in movies promote teenage smoking?" and answer the following questions.

1. In your own words, describe the main research question being studied.

 


2. Does this sound like a CAUSAL question? (i.e., are they trying to show that one variable causes a particular outcome in another?)

 


3. Consider the research described in the section labeled "Exposure to Smoking in Movies." What kind of research was conducted: Descriptive, correlational, or experimental? Briefly explain your answer.

 

 

 


4. Consider the research described in the section labeled "Movie Viewing and Adolescent Smoking." What kind of research was conducted: Descriptive, correlational, or experimental? Briefly explain your answer.

 

 


5. Consider the research by Pechman and Shih described in the section "Experimental Studies." What makes this experimental research (as is claimed)?