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Research Method Types

Research Method Types - Good theory • Effectively...

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Research Method Types: Experimental o Seek clues to cause with variables that can be manipulated Independent variable- manipulated Dependent- variable being measured Random assignment-all persons have equal chance of being given specific condition Random sample-equal chance of picking anyone from the general population Correlational o Study of naturally occurring relationships among variables, can not explain cause and effect, only relationship Descripted (surveys, field studies)
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Unformatted text preview: Good theory: • Effectively summarizes many observations • Makes clear predictions that can be used to: o Confirm or modify the theory o Generate new exploration o Suggest practical applications Apply findings to improve people’s lives Ethics of experimentation • Informed consent • Use deception only when necessary • Protect participant from harm • Treat participant info confidentially • Debrief participant...
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