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Quasi Experimental Design Exercise 1 A psychology instructor believes that general introductory psychology is best taught as a laboratory self- discovery course rather than as a straight lecture course, but also wonders if this is generally true or true only for certain kinds of students. Perhaps science majors would especially benefit from the lab approach. To test the idea, a comparison was made between lecture and lab versions of the course, and also between science majors and humanities majors. Two sections of introductory psychology were taught by the same instructor. In one section the course was taught with a lab emphasis (the treatment group). In the other section there was no lab and the course was taught with a lecture emphasis. Students did not know when they registered for the course whether there was a lab (note: students were not randomly assigned to the sections). The design looked like this: Type of Course Lab emphasis Lecture emphasis Student Major Science science students in a lab
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This note was uploaded on 04/15/2008 for the course PSY 0035 taught by Professor Barbkucinski during the Fall '08 term at Pittsburgh.

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