Psychology

Psychology - Term Definition Research Design the...

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Term: Research Design Definition: the experimenter's plan for selecting participants, assigning participants to groups, controlling for extraneous variables, and gathering data Term: At-Risk Participants Definition: Any participants in a research study who may come under some sort of emotional or physical danger as a result of their participation in the study. The degree of risk may vary from severe to minimal or not at all. Term: Debriefing Definition: Informing the participant (at the study's conclusion) of the true purpose and nature of the research study Term: IRB Definition: A college/university committee that reviews all research proposals that faculty/students plan on conducting
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Term: Plagiarism Definition: Using other people's ideas, words, or work without giving them the proper credit Term: Ethnographic Inquiry Definition: Research that seeks to learn about some aspect of a given culture by investigating how members of that culture perceive it Term: Narrative Study Definition: The use of stories as a source of data with regarding to understanding a given phenomenon Term: Historiography Definition: The collection, analysis, and interpretation of data for the purpose of understanding past events Term: Grounded Theory Definition: An approach to qualitative research theories of human action and thought based on data collected in the real world
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Term: Time/Situation Sampling Definition: The process of observing either behavior as it occurs at different time periods or observing the same behavior in different situations Term: Interobserver Reliability Definition: The extent to which different observers agree with each other with regard to the occurrence of a specific behavior or event Term: Ex Post Facto Study Definition: A study in which a researcher
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