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2/28/11 Conducting an Experiment 2. Assign them to groups: Experimental group: gets the special treatment in regard to the independent variable (e.g., drug) Control group: gets something else; serves as a point of comparison Sample Experimental Control Random assignment
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2/28/11 3. Manipulate your independent variable Conducting an Experiment Experimental Control DRUG PLACEBO
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2/28/11 4. Measure the dependent variable in both groups and compare Conducting an Experiment Experimental Control Depression Symptoms Depression Symptoms ???
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2/28/11 5. Draw your conclusions Experimental group has fewer depression symptoms than control group. CONCLUSION? Experimental group and control group do not differ with respect to depression symptoms. CONCLUSION? Experimental group has more depression symptoms than control group. CONCLUSION? Conducting an Experiment
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2/28/11 ___ Cognitive- Behavioral Psychotherapy Zoloft ___ Change in depression score Small positive Big positive Example: Type of Treatment and Depression
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This note was uploaded on 02/27/2011 for the course PSY 2012 taught by Professor Waesche during the Fall '08 term at FSU.

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