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Research in Psychopathology Week 2/3
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Goals of Research Description - Must have reliability and validity Understanding - What is the cause of the phenomenon? Prediction - Does not imply cause Control
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Basic Terms in Research Hypothesis Research Design Independent Variable Dependent Variable External Validity Internal Validity Correlation
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Correlation is not Causation To demonstrate causal relationship, there must be:
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Unformatted text preview: • Covariation of events • Time-order relationship • Elimination of plausible alternatives Additional Concepts in Psychopathology Research • Placebo and placebo effect • Statistical vs. clinical significance Types of Studies • Analog studies • Double-blind studies • Epidemiological studies • Longitudinal studies • Case studies • Single case experimental designs: ABAB and Multiple baseline designs...
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