Determine your Statistical Test (Research Paper)

Research Methods in Psychology
John Shaughnessy; Eugene Zechmeister; Jeanne Zechmeister

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Tn this unit, you will determine your statistical analyses (and rationale for its use) using the following information. Please see the Research Rubric for specific details required for your submission:
Topic: The effect of heat on aggression
Hypothesis: Heat will increase aggression
Independent Variable: Heat
Dependent Variable: Aggression
Anderson, C. (1989). Temperature and aggression: ubiquitous effects of heat on occurrence of human violence. Psychological Bulletin, 106, 74-96.
Anderson, A.A., & Bushman, B.J. (2002).  Human Aggression. Annual Review of Psychology, 53, 27-51. 
Bushman BJ. 1995. Moderating role of trait aggressiveness in the effects of violent media on aggression. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 69, 950–60.
Sample: 60 adults (30 male, 30 female; ages 20 – 40, mean = 30; 60% Caucasian, 20% African American, 10% Hispanic, 5% Asian, 5% Other) gathered from various states on the east coast.
Operationalized IV: Temperature Operationalized DV: Number of punches 
Procedure:  Participants met separately with the experimenter a quiet room during the summer. They sat at a desk in a cushioned chair with the room at one of two temperatures: hot (about 90 degrees) or cold (about 65 degrees), depending on their condition.  In the center of the room was a blow-up doll that would bounce back to the normal condition when punched. The Informed Consent Form was signed first, which indicated that the current study was about aggression. Next, participants were asked to punch the doll as much as they would like for 30 seconds. The number of punches was recorded by the experimenter. After the 30 seconds, participants were thanked and debriefed. 
Design: a) experimental, b) between-subjects, c) single blind