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310WorkbookSp08 - Dr. Paul Atchley2008 1 Table of Contents...

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1 Dr. Paul Atchley © 2008
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2 Table of Contents Section 1 - Important Terms Key Terms - Midterm 4 Key Terms - Final 5 Section 2 - Assignments Assignment #1 - “Ways of knowing” 7 Assignment #2 - “My Life Plan” (Employment version) 8 Assignment #3 - “Ethics” 9 Assignment #4 - “Library Research” 10 Assignment #5 - “Mid-semester feedback” 12 Assignment #6 - “Surveys” 13 Assignment #7 - “Identifying confounds” 14 Assignment #8 - “Correlational designs” 15 Assignment #9 - “Factorial designs” 17 Assignment #10 - “End of semester feedback” 18 Section 3 - Research Projects Research Report #1 - “Territoriality in the parking lot” 20 Research Report #2 - “Measurement & Data Collection" 2121 Research Report #3 - “Research Participation” 23
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3 Section 1 Important Terms
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4 Key Terms - Midterm Ch. 1 – Scientific thinking Applied research vs. basic research Lab vs. field research Ways of knowing Determinism Attributes of the scientific method Pseudoscience Ch. 2 – Developing ideas for research Scientific loop Hypothesis Affirm the consequent Modus tollens Developing research ideas Nature of theory Falsification Parsimony (Ockham’s razor) Ch. 3 – Ethics in research Milgram experiments Tea-room trade Developing the APA code General ethical principles Major ethical considerations Types of deception Deception alternatives Cost/benefit analysis IRB Level of risk Types of scientific fraud Detecting scientific fraud Chs. 4 and 5 Studying/Measuring Bh. Variable Scales of measurement (NOIR) Measure = true score + error Reliability Ways to measure reliability Shared variability (calculation) Operational definition Relationships between variables Nonexperimental vs. experimental methods Independent and Dependent variables Assigning causality Outcome research Converging operations Validity Construct validity Internal validity External validity Ch. 6 Observing behaviors Naturalistic observation Data type and interpretation Issues Negative case studies Systematic observation Methodological issues (reactivity, etc.) Case studies Archival research Accretion measures Ch. 7 Survey research Response set Confidence intervals Sample size Sampling techniques Probability vs. Non-probability Simple random Stratified random Cluster sampling Convenience sampling Quota sampling Bellweather sampling Sampling frame Improving response rate Double-barreled questions Negative wording Push poll Closed vs. open-ended questions Likert scale Interviewer bias
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5 Key Terms - Final Ch. 8 – Exp. Designs: Purpose/pitfalls Confound Internal validity Missing control group Pretest/posttest design History, maturation, testing instrument decay, statistical regression, mortality, selection Sensitization Independent (between) groups design Matching Repeated (within) groups designs Power Costs/benefits of two design types Carryover and practice effects Counterbalancing techniques Complete, random, Latin Square, reverse order Ch.9 – Conducting experiments
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This note was uploaded on 04/16/2008 for the course PSYCH 310 taught by Professor Atchley during the Spring '08 term at Kansas.

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310WorkbookSp08 - Dr. Paul Atchley2008 1 Table of Contents...

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