PPT-1.5

PPT-1.5 - Introduction to Psychology PGS 101 Module 1.5...

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Introduction to Psychology PGS 101 Dr. Éva Szeli Arizona State University Module 1.5 Experimental Research
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How do we use the scientific method? observe define hypothesize test communicate theorize . . . repeat
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Setting Up an Experiment What are you interested in studying? Can you control / manipulate / vary it? the Independent Variable (IV) Can you randomly assign people to groups that differ only on what you want to study (the IV)? the Experimental group the Control group
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Why Random Assignment? As a procedure for creating the groups As a method of distributing extraneous variables Why are extraneous variables a potential problem? As a pre-requisite for making causal conclusions The IV (and only the IV) caused any observed change
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