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Unformatted text preview: 2007-09-18•Boys shirts and girls shirts button up opposite ways – Why?GTA Office Hours•Wednesdays from 12.30 to 4.30pmMoran-Pederson Website•http://psychology.uwo.ca/faculty/pedmor_bio.htmInternational Studies of Bystander Intervention•External validity: general principle that applies to any situationoRequires a representative sample (good M/C question) which would represent a broader population•Do women and men react the same ways•Cultures show different reactions•Social desirability + self report = not telling the truth to avoid looking badThe Scientific Method•Descriptive Research: Identifying patterns of eventsoEx. Watching behaviours of mothers and babies, looking for resultsType of Descriptive ResearchProsCons1. Case Studies:•Single individuals, groups or events•Ex. Festinger ‘When Prophecy Fails’ = cult thought the end of the world would come- details- not generalistic to the population2. Naturalistic Observation:•Description in the natural habitat•Ex. Von Frisch ‘The Waggle Dance’ = bees dance patterns to indicate where food was- details3. Survey Research:•Population or sample self-report•Ex. Kinsey ‘Human Sexuality’- large sample- not necessarily reliable- details not great- must be representative sample•Correlational Research: Observed links between eventsoCan’t infer direct causality*•Experimental Research: Manipulating the world in search of the ‘truth’oShows direct causality...
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This note was uploaded on 04/04/2009 for the course PSYCH 1000 taught by Professor Atkinson during the Spring '09 term at UWO.
- Spring '09