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    Research Methods for  Understanding Human  Behavior SW 130 2/4/08
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    Four Steps of Research Define the problem Formulate hypothesis about the  cause of the problem Investigate the hypothesis Draw conclusions
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    Methods of Data Collection Direct Observation Clinical or case study research Achievement and ability tests Self-report techniques Projective techniques
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    Naturalistic vs. Experimental  Designs Naturalistic settings “Ecological validity” Little control over environment Experimental settings Able to control environment  Artificial
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    Research Designs Longitudinal design Cross-sectional design Sequential design
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    Interpreting the Evidence Blocks to good observation Observer bias/ subjectivity Insensitivity Limiting conclusions Going beyond operational definition Generalizing beyond the sample Correlation vs. Causality
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