Lecture 4 - Experiment

Lecture 4 - Experiment - Experimentation Experimentation...

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    Experimentation
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    Experimentation - An investigator manipulates one or  more factors (independent variables) to  observe the effect on some behavior or  mental process (the dependent  variable).
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    - Experimental Condition – exposes  participants to the treatment. Control Condition – contrasts with the  experimental condition and serves as a  comparison for evaluating the effect of  the treatment. Random assignment  Basic Terms
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    Basic Terms Independent variable – the experimental  factor that is manipulated; the variable  whose effect is being studied. Dependent variable – the experimental  factor that is being measured; the  variable that may change in response to  manipulation of the IV.
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    Before You Begin A.  Hypothesis B.  Operational Definitions 1. Procedure 2. Subject characteristics - between vs. within 3. Measurements (dependent  variables)
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This note was uploaded on 02/17/2011 for the course PYSC 226 taught by Professor Levens during the Fall '09 term at South Carolina.

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