Lecture 3 - Methodology

Lecture 3 - Methodology - Psych100.5Lecture3 Fall09Wede...

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Psych 100.5 – Lecture 3 Fall 09 - Wede Lecture 3 – Methodology Research Strategies: How Psychologists Ask and Answer Questions Overview    Description: The Case Study, The Survey, Naturalistic Observation    Correlation: Correlation and Causation, Illusory Correlation, Perceiving Order in Random Events    Experimentation: Exploring Cause and Effect, Evaluating Therapies, Independent and Dependent Variables    Statistical Reasoning: Describing Data, Making Inferences Corresponding reading: Module 3 Descriptive Research Case Study –  Clinical Study Survey – 1. Random sampling – A process by which each member of a population has an equal  chance of being selected 2. Problems with surveys (i) False consensus effect- A tendency to overestimate the extent to which others  share our beliefs and behaviors. (ii) Wording effect 
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