AP Psychology : Ethics

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Example Question #71 : Research And Testing

An observation that increased sugar intake results in greater activity in lab mice would indicate which of the following?

Possible Answers:

Negative correlation

Zero correlation

Causal relationship

Coincidence

Positive correlation

Correct answer:

Positive correlation

Explanation:

As the intake of sugars increases, the activity of the mice increases. If this were to be graphed, it would indicate a positive correlation from a line with a positive slope. It is important to note that this would be a correlation; furthermore, correlation simply reveals possible relationships and does not necessarily indicate causation, which may be the result of a lurking or confounding variable.

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