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Research Methods Dr. Leilani Brown Adapted from John Santrock, Child Development, 11E
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Why learn about research methods? As you read research in journals and on the web, you need to know some basic terms and defintions. You may wish to conduct a research project of your own. You will learn what is practical and what is not.
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Ethics in Research Do no harm to children, teens, or dependent adults. Three basic principles of ethics: Protection of human subjects Benificence Justice
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Protection of Human Subjects Permission required. Confidentiality at all times. Researchers must stop research if child, teen or parents are not comfortable at any time. Researchers must supply feedback and results of the study. Consider the needs of subjects at all times.
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Benificence What is the significance of this research? Research involving children and adolescents should be to some purpose, trying to improve life in some way. The research should be practical enough to be applicable, generalizable, and fruitful.
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Justice Is this research fair to everyone? Who will benefit? If one group benefits, then all groups must benefit.
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The hypothesis is a tentative statement about the relationship between variables. A collection of information that either supports or refutes the hypothesis is gathered by researchers. This process is known as the scientific
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2011 for the course FAMR 230 taught by Professor Brown,l during the Spring '08 term at University of Hawaii, Manoa.

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