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The American Journal of Political Science (Apr. 2014) published a study on a woman's impact in mixed-gender deliberating groups.

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asked 2021-06-03

The American Journal of Political Science (Apr. 2014) published a study on a woman's impact in mixed-gender deliberating groups. The researchers randomly assigned subjects to one of several 5-member decision-making groups. The groups' gender composition varied as follows: 0 females, 1 female, 2 females, 3 females, 4 females, or 5 females. Each group was the n randomly assigned to utilize one of two types of decision rules: unanimous or majority rule. Ten groups were created for each of the \(6\ \times\ 2=12\) combinations of gender composition and decision rule. One variable of interest, measured for each group, was the number of words spoken by women on a certain topic per 1,000 total words spoken during the deliberations. a. Why is this experiment considered a designed study? b. Identify the experimental unit and dependent variable in this study. c. Identify the factors and treatments for this study.

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2021-06-04
(a) Treatment was deliberately imposed on the experimental units
(b) Subject, Number of words spoken hy women per 1000 total words spoken during deliberations.
(c) Fuctors: Gender composition, Decision rule
Trentments=0 females-Unanimous, 1 female-Unanimous, 2 females-Unanimous,
3 females-Unanimous, 4 females-Unanimous, 5 females-Unanimous, 0 females-Majority rile, 1 female-Majority rule, 2 females-Majority rule, 3 females-Majority rule, 4 female-Majority rule, 5 female-Majority rule.
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