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R & vanR Chapter 12 Quiz

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Please answer each of the following questions to help you self-assess your understanding of "Chapter 12: Randomized Field Experiments" (Remler & Van Ryzin, 2010)
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2. Please Match the Term to Its Definition *This question is required.
Space Cell The program whose effect is of interest - the cause, the independent variable, the explanatory variable, or the predictor.A randomized experiment conducted in an actual social or policy setting - the field.Group that does not receive the treatment being tested in a randomized or quasi experiment.Experiment in which subjects are randomly assigned to conditions (or treatments) to test for causal relationships.An inert treatment provided to a control group in an experiment so that the experiment can be blind.Group in a randomized experiment that is assigned to receive the treatment under investigation.
Treatment Group
Control Group
Randomized Field Experiment
Treatment *This question is required
Randomized Experiment
3. Please Match the Term to Its Definition *This question is required.
Space Cell The units, such as individuals or families, studied in an experiment.The units, such as individuals or families, assigned to the treatment and control groups in a study.The result of random assignment, it refers to the fact that the treatment and control groups in a randomized experiment are equivalent, on average, on all variables.The groups in an experiment that are each exposed to different treatments or control conditions.Experimental design in which the one who receives the treatment under investigation and the one who is in the control group are determined randomly.Experimental design that allows for the estimation of two or more treatment effects, along with interaction effects, through arms representing all possible combinations of treatments.The independent variables tested in an experiment, which can have main effects as well as interaction effects.
Statistical Equivalence
Arms of an Experiment
Random Assignment
Factorial Design *This question is required
Experimental Unit
Factors (in an Experiment)
4. Please Match the Term to Its Definition *This question is required.
Space Cell Experiments in which subjects do not know if they are in the treatment or control group.Effect of being studied on the participants in a study.Treatment effects that vary systematically with the characteristics of individuals.The fact that people often respond to any kind of treatment, even a completely phony or useless one.Measures that occur naturally or routinely, or otherwise do not disturb the subjects in an experiment.Experiment in which both the subjects and the research workers who interact with the subjects, or make measurements, do not know who was assigned to the treatment or control groups.
Placebo Effect
Hawthorne Effect
Blind Experiments
Unobtrusive (or Nonreactive) Measures *This question is required
Heterogeneous Treatment Effects
Double-Blind Experiment
5. Please Match the Term to Its Definition *This question is required.
Space Cell The smallest effect that would still have statistical significance in a study with a particular sample size and design, often chosen to perform sample size calculations.An analysis of a randomized experiment that provides an estimate of the effect of the treatment on those who were actually exposed to it.Something happens that interferes with the integrity and logic of the experiment, such as when the treatment (or elements of the treatment) is taken up by the control group.Randomization of convenient and natural clusters of individuals (e.g., classrooms) rather than randomization of individuals (e.g., students).The problem of participants dropping out of a study.Analysis of randomized experiments in which everyone is kept in their original randomized group - treatment or control - irrespective of compliance or attrition.
Cluster Randomization
Minimal Detectable Effect
Intent to Treat (ITT)
Treatment of the Treated (TOT) *This question is required
6. Match the example with the research tool *This question is required.
Space Cell A university psychology department invited students to participate in a study about groupthink in the lab. By a flip of a coin, students were assigned to either receive written information and then answer a survey or talk about the information with other students and then take the surveyThe Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services wanted evaluate whether a stop-smoking program would lower the government’s costs in providing insurance. A random group of Medicare beneficiaries were selected for a pilot program. Some of that group were randomly chosen to receive a stop-smoking pamphlet while the others received a free stop-smoking program. After two years, the agency compared the amount of money spent on medical care for each groupA study examined predictors of dropping out of high school by comparing students who did not graduate with those who stayed in school of the same race, gender, and ageA student surveyed members of the American Political Science Association. She did not have enough resources to survey all the members, so she sent her questionnaire to 100 members chosen by chance
Random assignment
Random sampling
Randomized experiment on a random sample
7. Which is an example of intent to treat analysis in an experimental food stamp program? *This question is required.
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