# psych 101: practice quiz

A statement describing the exact procedures for measuring an anticipated experimental outcome is known as an...
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Betty decided to conduct an experiment on the effectiveness of a new anti-anxiety pill. She decided that participants who had been diagnosed with anxiety would be in the treatment group and participants who had never been treated for anxiety would be the control group. Which aspect of proper research design did Betty ignore?
Researchers at MSU wanted to know whether laptop use in class led to better or worse grades. They conduct an experiment in which half of the participants are assigned to classes where laptops are allowed and the other half to classes where laptops are prohibited. They then compare grades for the two groups. In this study, the dependent variable is: