Chapter 2 - Chapter 2: Research Methods 3 Steps Step 1 o...

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Chapter 2: Research Methods 3 Steps Step 1 o Theory o Concept of Determinism All events are caused by determined specific factors Step 2 o Hypothesis A tentative and testable explanation Step 3 o Research Test of the hypothesis Scientific Method Minimizing error and generalizations Draw conclusions with maximum objectivity Standardize the procedures as much as possible Operational definition o All variables and all things being measured are defined Research Variable Independent Variable o Factor that is manipulated Dependent Variable o Variable that the experimenter measures to assess the impact of the variation in an independent variable Experimental Method Used to overcome ambiguity researchers use Confounding Variable o A variable other than what the experimenter purposely introduced that affects an outcome o A variable that is not as obvious and can throw off the data Expectancy Effects o
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