Chapter 2 Post to BB Research Methods-1

Chapter 2 Post to BB Research Methods-1 - Correlational...

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Research Methods
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Review Introductions Syllabus Research Requirement (Subject Pool) Blackboard On with Psychology
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Overview Review The research process Error Experimental method Research design Gathering data from participants Statistics
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Why research? You are a participant…
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The Research Process: Some Terms to Know Theory - based What’s determinism got to do with it? Hypothesis – Research hypothesis (H 1 ) – Null hypothesis (H 0 )
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The Research Process Variable Independent Variable (IV) Dependent Variable (DV) Experiment Example The Scientific Method
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Experimental Method Manipulate an IV… look for effect on DV Eliminate alternative explanations
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Error and Other Sources of Inaccurate Results Observer bias Standardization Alternative Explanations Confounds Placebo Effects Experimenter Effects
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Experimenter Effects
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A Few Important Aspects of Research Design Random assignment Between-subjects vs. Within-subjects
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Unformatted text preview: Correlational methods vs. vs. T1 T2 Gathering Data From Participants Self-report Interview Behavioral measure/ Observation How to be a Wise Consumer of Research The skeptic: A wise consumer Statistics Two types Descriptive Inferential Descriptive Measures of central tendency Mean; median; mode Variability; standard deviation Statistics Normal Curve Variable X f low values high values Statistics Normal Curve Variable X f low values high values Location of mean; median; mode for normal curve Statistics Probabilities , not Facts Why is this important to remember? Statistics Life Expectancy of Smoker (Age at Death) f 40 100 70 Review The research process Error Experimental method Research design Gathering data from participants Statistics...
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This note was uploaded on 01/27/2011 for the course PSY 103 taught by Professor Canli during the Spring '08 term at SUNY Stony Brook.

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