A researcher would like to study the following hypothesis: A baby exposed to meth while in utero will have a higher chance of being diagnosed with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in childhood than a baby without this exposure.

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Topic 1

A researcher would like to study the following hypothesis: A baby exposed to meth while in utero will have a higher chance of being diagnosed with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in childhood than a baby without this exposure.

-          Design a study that could definitively answer this question but would be UNETHICAL to perform (6 points). Identify the type of study, the variables, levels of variables (as appropriate), selection criteria, assignment criteria, and procedures (1 point each).

o   Discuss why this study would be unethical (2 points).


Topic 2

A researcher would like to study the following hypothesis: Cigarette smoking causes early death.

-          Design a study that could definitively answer this question but would be UNETHICAL to perform (6 points). Identify the type of study, the variables, levels of variables (as appropriate), selection criteria, assignment criteria, and procedures (1 point each).

o   Discuss why this study would be unethical (2 points).


Topic 3

A researcher would like to study the following hypothesis: States that allow medicinal use of marijuana for mental health conditions will have better outcomes than states where marijuana use is completely illegal.

-          Design a study that could definitively answer these questions.

o   What type of study design would you use? 3 points

o   What are your variables? How are participants assigned? 4 points

o   Would the study you designed be considered ethical or unethical? Why? 2 points

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