Factorial Designs

Factorial Designs

Unlike the basic experimental designs discussed previously that included only one independent variable, factorial designs have more than one independent variable and generally include between two and four independent variables.

Factorial designs allow researchers to study several independent variables at once, as well as the interactive effects of the independent variables on the dependent variable. Thus, factorial designs, in a sense, allow us to research more than one study at the same time.

Select and review one of the five studies listed below:

#1 Okediji, A.A., Etuk, A. S., & Nnedum, O.A.U. (2011). Influence of perceived co-worker involvement and supervisory support on job satisfaction. Ife Psychologia, 19(2), 28-42. [Retrieved from Proquest].

#2 Dennison, S. M. & Thompson, C. N. (2011). Intimate partner violence: The effect of gender and contextual factors on community perceptions of harm, and suggested victim and criminal justice responses. Violence and Victims, 26(3), 347-363. [Retrieved from Proquest].

#3 Jones, C.G.A & Weatherburn, D. G. (2011). Willingness to pay for rehabilitation versus punishment to reduce adult and juvenile crime. Australian Journal of Social Issues, 46(1), 9-29. [Retrieved from Proquest].

#4 Fernandez, A.C., Wood, M. D., Laforge, R., & Black, J. T. (2011). Randomized trials of alcohol-use interventions with college students and their parents: Lessons from the transitions project. Clinical Trials, 8, 205-213. [Retrieved from Proquest].

#5 Cass, A.I. (2011). Define stalking: The influence of legal factors, extralegal factors, and particular actions on judgments of college students. Western Criminology Review, 12(1), 1-14. [Retrieved from Proquest].

Post should be at least 300 words

discuss the following:

Provide a brief summary of the study and the methods used.

Identify the independent variables, and the levels of each, and the dependent variable.

Place the data into the correct cells of a factorial matrix

In your own words, discuss what main effects and interactions were found.

How would you interpret these results?


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