Lecture 6 11.09.09

Lecture 6 11.09.09 - Psych 100B Lecture 6 Non-experimental...

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11/09/09 Psych 100B – Lecture 6 Non-experimental Research : 1. Observational 2. Survey (Reading guide) 3. Archival 4. Case study 5. Correlational Observational Main goal is to observe the behaviour of an individual/group as this behaviour occurs naturally. 1. Naturalistic/non-reactive observation: when the investigator has little to no interaction with the subjects being observed. 2. Participant-observer: the observer joins the group and becomes a participant. This is when the groups being observed are secretive or exclusive and cannot be observed unless the investigator joins the group and is included. Must be as unobtrusive as possible and uninfluential. There are three main concerns: 1. There is little or no control due to lack of assignment and manipulation: The observer 2. The possibility of observer bias/subject reactivity. Subject reactivity: This eliminates our ability to just observe natural behaviour due to the subjects’ knowledge that they are being observed. This can be combated by [ hidden ] hiding the observer (one-way mirror), making the observer as unobtrusive or inconspicuous as possible or not being there at all (hidden camera). Observer bias: can come in into play in two ways. The observer can have
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Lecture 6 11.09.09 - Psych 100B Lecture 6 Non-experimental...

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