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psc41-11-15-07 - • Coefficient of determination (r 2 ) 2...

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1 Ch. 7 Correlational & Differential Research • Correlational – Prediction – Support • Differential – Conceptually similar to correlation – Structurally similar to experimental design • Cross-sectional Design – Cohort effect • Longitudinal Design – Time-series design • Confounding Variables (Artifact) Correlational Research • Multivariate correlational design • Demographic variables • Experimenter expectancy • Experimenter reactivity • Moderator variable • Pearson product-moment correlation coefficient • Spearman rank-order correlation coefficient
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Unformatted text preview: • Coefficient of determination (r 2 ) 2 Differential Research • Rules of thumb: – Focus on comparing groups that differ on only one variable. – Use several comparisons when drawing conclusions about the role of a variable • Control and experimental groups • Sampling – Representitive sample – Random sample – Convenience sample • Analysis Limitations of Correlational & • Cannot draw causal inferences • Confounding variables...
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This note was uploaded on 09/13/2010 for the course PSC 78918 taught by Professor Dawnteearly during the Fall '09 term at UC Davis.

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