Research Method Types

Research Method Types - Good theory: Effectively summarizes...

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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 peoples 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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This note was uploaded on 03/16/2011 for the course PSYCH 12 taught by Professor Stock during the Fall '10 term at GWU.

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