Class Notes 9.2

Class Notes 9.2 - that this goes with this 1. Experimental...

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Methods 1. Observation and Inference a. Observation: Directly witnessing the experience of another or yourself; report what your senses register b. Inference: Conclusion based on observations - more room for error 1. Get multiple observations - makes more accurate 1. Descriptive research methods a. Direct observation b. Self-report - observations of themselves c. These methods are often part of correlation studies to determine the link between two variables Advantage: Describe relationships between variables Disadvantage: Cannot explain cause and effect - we don't know why this connection exists, only
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Unformatted text preview: that this goes with this 1. Experimental research Manipulate one variable to see how it affects another variable Advantage: Can draw conclusions about cause and effect Disadvantages: May be artificial; it is not possible to experiment on some things(such as for ethical reasons) Watch out for Bad science o Who did the research? o Who paid for the research? o Is correlation used to talk about cause? o Was there a control group? o Has it been replicated in any way?...
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This note was uploaded on 01/22/2010 for the course PSYC 101 taught by Professor Loeb during the Fall '08 term at UNC.

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