RM Study Guide1 S09 Barbs class

RM Study Guide1 S09 Barbs class - Psychology 0035: Research...

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Psychology 0035: Research Methods Study Guide for First Exam General conceptual understanding for each know what each of these are and their definitions be able to clearly and specifically identify from an abstract be able to interpret results and conclusions be able to clearly explain (using complete sentences) the answers to items when asked to do so Characteristics of science What are theories and why are they important? Hypothesis: scientific hypothesis, null hypothesis, sources of hypotheses How are hypotheses generated? Measurement Independent and dependent variables Levels of variables Operational definitions Reliability of measures (types of reliability; factors that increase the reliability of a measure) Validity of measures (types of validity: face, content, criterion, and construct) 3 components of an observed score Error variance or random error Read an abstract or description of research and specifically identifying each of the following:
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