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# Error Variance

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Suppose the error variance in your study is high. Which of these statements is most likely to be true?

a. Your power is high.
b. The relationship between your independent variable and dependent variance is strong.
c. Confounds interfered with measuring your dependent variable or manipulating your independent variable.
d. Participates between each of your conditions have very different scores.

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Suppose the error variance in your study is high. This solution provides the best answer of four possible statements that is most likely to be true, as well as an explanation.

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Correct answer: c. Confounds interfered with measuring your dependent variable or manipulating your independent variable.

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