Rsch_Methods_Ethics_Careers_SPRING2011

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Unformatted text preview: WSJ & others  Review research methods & ethics  Careers in I/O Subscribe today!  Clickable link on syllabus  https://commerce.wsj.com/registration/do/student/stage1 Basic vs applied research  …but these are not entirely separate…  Solve an organizational problem  Applied research  Answer a scientific question  Basic or applied research  Exploratory  Basic or applied research  Theory-testing  Basic research Every study begins with a research question  Can be general or specific  Specific question leads to hypotheses that are easy to test  Hypothesis  Researcher’s best guess about what the results of a study will be  Most research questions and hypotheses are based on prior research  “Fishing expeditions” are often unsuccessful Variables  Independent vs. dependent  Research Setting  Field vs. Laboratory  Internal & External Validity  Be careful here……  Generalizability  Be careful here too……  Control  Randomization  Random assignment  Random selection  Confounding Design: Basic structure of a scientific study  Experiment  Ability to draw causal conclusions  Quasi-experiment  Survey design  Cross-sectional  Longitudinal  Response rate  Observational design  Unobtrusive method  Qualitative study Categorical vs. continuousCategorical vs....
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This note was uploaded on 09/14/2011 for the course PSYCHOLOGY 2601 taught by Professor Peterjames during the Spring '11 term at Temple.

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Rsch_Methods_Ethics_Careers_SPRING2011 - WSJ & others...

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