Ch. 1 scientific methods in psych

Ch. 1 scientific methods in psych - Intro to research...

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Research methods True Experiment: participants are randomly assigned to experimental and control condi- tions. The independent variable is manipulated in the experimental condition but not in the control condition Strengths: can determine cause and effects Weaknesses: confounds may creep into experiments. Ethical problems may arise. Case studies: stories that illustrate a point Strength: generate hypotheses well Weakness: can’t generalize for other people, can’t determine cause and effects, observ- ers sometimes lie Correlational studies: 2 variables measured in many people, the statistic “r” Strengths: generalize findings so we know how string the relationship is Weaknesses: can’t determine causes and effects. Other research methods: Longitudinal and Cross-sectional studies Studies of families and genes: ex: increased risk of depression if its in the genes and ad-
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This note was uploaded on 04/27/2009 for the course PSYC 104 taught by Professor Reysen during the Spring '08 term at Kansas.

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