September 8 - Why is it important It clouds casuality...

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September 8, 2009 Descriptive Data allows us to come up with hypothesis Internal Validity- refers to clarity of cuase and effect Recipe for Internal Validity Random assignment-> the practice of aspiring subjects to treatments so that each subject has an equal chance of being in any condition Why is it important? Clarifies casuality Confound-> A variable that systematically changes along with independent variable
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Unformatted text preview: Why is it important? It clouds casuality Demand characteristics- cues that make subjects aware of how the experimenter expects them to behave Why is it important? Clouds casuality Ethical Issues in Psychological Research 1. Right to withdraw at any time without penalty 2. Evaluating the costs and benefits of the research procedures Does the end justify the means?...
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This note was uploaded on 02/17/2010 for the course PSY 240 taught by Professor Freitas during the Fall '09 term at SUNY Stony Brook.

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