Chapter 7_Naturalistic methods.ppt

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Naturalistic Methods
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Descriptive research To describe the current state of affairs Surveys Naturalistic Observation Source of ideas and hypotheses
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Naturalistic Research Describe and measure behavior as it occurs naturally may be the only possible approach to collect data the researcher does not intervene ecological validity
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Observational research Making observations of behavior and recording those observations in an objective manner. Unacknowledged participant Chance to get intimate information The researcher may change the situation Ethical questions Acknowledged participant Potential for reactivity and for influence of personal relationships. Ethically appropriate Acknowledged or unacknowledged observer No active participation May be more accurate
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Observational Research Rosenhan (1973) On being sane in insane places (validity of psychiatric diagnosis) 8 “pseudopatients” simulated auditory hallucinations
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