expmethod - The Experimental Method: Discovering the Causes...

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The Experimental Method: Discovering the Causes of Behavior Experiment : A controlled situation in which the  researcher manipulates one variable to  discover its effect on another variable, while  holding all other conditions constant.  Key Concepts
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The Experimental Method: Discovering the Causes of Behavior Independent Variable:   The variable that the researcher  “manipulates”.  “Manipulates” basically means that we assign different  levels of the variable to different groups.  For  example:      Suppose the independent variable is the amount of time  students have to take a test.      We can give one class  40  minutes and another  60  minutes.   These are the levels of the time variable. Key Concepts
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The Experimental Method: Discovering the Causes of Behavior Dependent Variable:   This is an aspect of the  participant’s behavior that the researcher records to  see if it will be influenced by the independent 
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