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Unformatted text preview: H istory & Science of Psychology: Module 3 Experimentation Experiments o used to explore cause and effect using the Scientific Method and Statistical Inference. o To establish cause and effect, we have to manipulate some variables while we control other variables. The Scientific Method o Ask a Question o Do Background Research What have others found about this topic? o Construct a Hypothesis What do you think is going to happen? o Test Your Hypothesis by Doing an Experiment Critical experiments Replication o Analyze Your Data and Draw a Conclusion Statistical inference o Communicate Your Results How do we test hypotheses? o Hypothesis: Students who study while listening to their iPods will learn more information. o Create conditions Experimental students who listen to music while studying Control students who do NOT listen to music while studying o Control other variables All students study in the same room All students study the same material All students take the test at the same time of day o Measure the outcome Give students a test covering the material they studied o Compare the results statistically...
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This note was uploaded on 09/09/2011 for the course PSYC 2000 taught by Professor Munson during the Fall '10 term at LSU.
- Fall '10