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Unformatted text preview: Do people recognize positive or negative words more quickly?) Î» Use more than one dependent variable Î» Manipulate two independent variables Î» Strength in Experimental Research Î» Conclusions about cause-effect can be made. Î» Weaknesses Î» Nature of experiments are relatively artificial. Î» There are ethical issues/limits concerning experiments. Î» Î» Correlational Studies Î» Correlational studies identify associations between variables. Î» These kinds of studies are useful when one cannot manipulate the independent variable. Î» Two alternative explanations in correlational findings: Î» Third-variable complication (extraneous variable) Î» Directionality (reverse causality problem) Î» Perhaps some people just have tendencies that are unrelated to the study. Î» **Correlation does not equal causation!...
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This note was uploaded on 04/01/2008 for the course PSYC 1101 taught by Professor Crystal during the Fall '08 term at UGA.
- Fall '08