Experimental Methods Exam One 2300l

Experimental Methods Exam One 2300l - Term Definition...

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Term: Non-experimental Methods Definition: -Experimenter does not manipulate an IV -IV can be manipulated via natural cirsumstances -Sometimes difficult to identify the IV -No random assignment of subjects to groups -Can only speculate about causation that may be involved Term: Experimental Methods Definition: -Investigator manipulates the IV under carefully controlled conditions -Random assignment of subjects to groups -Allows the detection of cause-and-effect relationships Term: Quasi-experimental methods are non-experimental or experimental methods? Definition: Non-experimental
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Term: Quasi-experimental Method Definition: -Often used in "unethical" research studies -Can only speculate about causal relationships -IV is not normally manipulated by experimenter -It is possible though, example: treatment/drug -Participants are not randomly assigned to groups; they're already part of pre-existing group Term: Quasi-experimental Method Example Definition: -An increase in smoking tends to increase cancer rates -Does alcohol consumption by students in Greek organizations differ from that of students not in such organizations? Term: Correlational Studies Definition: look for a relationship between two variables Term: Descriptive survey Definition: Seeks to determine the percentage of a population that has a certain characteristic, holds a particular opinion, or engages in a particular behavior
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Term: Examples of a descriptive survey Definition: Voting preferences, recycling habits Term: Analytic Survey Definition: Seeks to determine what the relevant variables are and how they might be related Term: Examples of analytic surveys Definition: availability of recycling bins, accessibility to recycling centers, cost of recycling service Term: Survey purpose Definition: Used toe gather information about specific aspects of subjects' behavior, attitudes, thoughts, emotions, feelings, opinions
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Term: Survey advantages Definition: -Can obtain info on behavior that is difficult to observe directly or when variables cannot be manipulated -Can collect data on attitudes, opinions, etc from large samples Term: Survey Disadvantages Definition: -Depends on self-report data (subjects'
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