Chapter 5 - I Chapter 5 Non-experimental Research Design Single Participant Case Studies a Case Study making careful analyses of the experiences of

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1.8.3 Chapter 5 – Non-experimental Research Design I) Single Participant: Case Studies a. Case Study : making careful analyses of the experiences of a particular person or group i. Interesting when a person’s experiences are extraordinary and impossible to recreate in the lab ii. Or when the person studied has conditions so rare that it would be hard to study groups of them 1. insights into the observations made in case studies are great for developing new theories b. Famous Case Study i. Phineas Gage – turned from a well-mannered man to someone with no impulse control or decision making ability through the loss of part of his brain due to injury ii. Stephen D. – during amphetamine trip he dreamed he was a dog and when he woke up he had freakish olfactory skills which left him in a few weeks, due to chemical changes in his brain iii. Peter Tripp – volunteered to go without sleep for 200 hours (8 days) first there was disorientation that went into hallucinations and finally raging lunacy iv. Sarah – suffered from sexual/physical/emotional abuse. Became sexual at an early age, got into abusive relationships and became a prostitute for a while, but ended up living a normal life v. Man who forgot wife and hat (K.C.) – Klien trying to prove trait information and autobiographical information was stored in separate places in the brain so one can remember traits without remembering events that formed it. K.C. experienced head injury, which caused amnesia with no ability to create new memories, yet he still had an accurate self-concept c. What Makes a Case Study Scientific ? i.
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course PSC 3020 taught by Professor Psychmethods during the Winter '04 term at CSU Stanislaus.

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Chapter 5 - I Chapter 5 Non-experimental Research Design Single Participant Case Studies a Case Study making careful analyses of the experiences of

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