Use the following information to ensure successful completion of the assignment:
In a study investigating the effects of humor on memory, Schmidt
(1994) showed participants a list of sentences, half of which were
humorous and half were non-humorous. Schmidt found that participants
consistently recalled more of the humorous sentences than the
non-humorous sentences, demonstrating that the use of humor increased
participants’ recall of sentences.
This assignment requires that at least two additional scholarly
research sources related to this topic, and at least one in-text
citation from each source be included.
In as essay of 250-500 words, thoroughly address the following items:
Define the term independent variable and identify the independent variable for this study.
Describe the scale of measurement used for the independent variable.
Define the term dependent variable and identify the dependent variable for this study.
Describe the scale of measurement used for the dependent variable.
Provide an example of a simple study using Schmidt (1994) as a
model. State the purpose of the research (Schmidt’s purpose was to
examine the effects of humor on memory), the research question
(Schmidt's research question was: What are the effects of humor on
memory?), the independent variable, and the dependent variable for your