August 31 - If we measure assertiveness one day, will we...

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August 31, 2010 Eli - Erperez1@mail.utexas.edu Erica- ericapsaucedo@yahoo.com Jarvus – jjhartford@gmail.com Measurement Transforming phenomena to a number so that we can quantify it. Operational definition - something measurable How can you measure assertiveness? Who do you trust to come up with an objective measure? Volume of voice Number of words Self-reports have biases Recording Behavior The act of observation has a lot of disagreement Many people seeing the same thing will see many different things We can observe things at multiple levels of analysis Levels of Analysis Biological/molecular Culture Reliability – reproducibility of a measure Can you reproduce an experiment time after time? A ruler is very reliable measure
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Unformatted text preview: If we measure assertiveness one day, will we get the same result the next day? More useful to have multiple different measure, and look at the convergence to make conclusions. Designing psychological studies Case studies a starting point. Salient example. Show that something is possible. Existence proof Correlational approach taking a number of variables and seeing how well they are correlated The degree to which two variables are related. Range from -1 to 1 What causes what? Not directional Possible that extraneous variables are to blame Experimental approach Comparing variables in a controlled environment...
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