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72. Random assignment: the researcher decides which participants are assigned to experimental vs control condition in a random fashion It equalizes the two groups on other “confounding” variables that could potentially influence your outcome Ex: Prevention of violence study Will neutralize variables of bias 73. Primary Sources: research reports describing the rationale, method, results, and conclusions derived from a new empirical research study. Written by researches who conducted the study Published in peer-review journals Journal which requires a panel of experts decide whether study is suitable for publication (no bias in what published in journals) 74. Non-primary sources: sources that do not present any new result Articles that review results from previously published primary sources 75. Peer Reviewed Journals: a journal which requires a panel of experts to decide whether the study is suitable for publication.
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