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Unformatted text preview: Research Methods I 1. The Correlational Methods 1. Survey 2. Case Study 3. Longitudinal Study 4. Cross-Sectional Study 5. Naturalistic Observation 6. Psychological Testing (Psychometrics) Research Methods II 1. Correlations vs Experiments 1. Causation 2. Scatter Plots; -1 to +1 2. The Experiment 1. Empirical—independent, dependent, and controlled variables 2. Theoretical—hypotheses & theories 3. Samples & Designs Survey ¡ an attempt to estimate the behaviour of some quite large group through a more or less structured interview ¡ potential problems: ¢ sample composition and generalizability ¢ demand characteristics Case Study ¡ an intensive, usually very detailed, investigation of one (or at most several) individual(s) with respect to a single phenomenon or dimension of behaviour ¡ potential problems: ¢ circularity and generalization Two Famous Case Studies ¡ Susan Curtiss (1977), Genie: A Psycholinguistic Study of a Modern-Day “Wild Child” (Academic Press). ¡ Hannah Green (1964), I Never Promised You a Rose Garden (Henry Holt)....
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2010 for the course PSYCH PSYCH 101 taught by Professor D during the Fall '09 term at Waterloo.
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