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Research Methods There is variety of research methods 1. Experimental Research 2. Descriptive Research 3. Correlational Research Experimental research This is the most powerful method of research. In this method the researcher begins with a hypothesis or possible explanation of what causes a certain effect. So, to make prediction about certain factor, the experimenter manipulates, isolates and controls variables to determine cause and effect. The experimenter examines what effect a certain variable brings on a certain behavior. Example: The experimenter may want to examine what factors improve learning methods. . The key features of an experiment are following words The variable Independent and Dependent variables Control and Experimental Groups The Variable is anything that can vary. Or can change. Example: Reading Method to pass examination can change . Some read only lecture notes, some read only highlighted text, some read entire book. So, these different methods of reading can be labeled as variables.
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This note was uploaded on 06/11/2009 for the course PSYCH 12295 taught by Professor Sadhana during the Spring '09 term at Delgado CC.

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