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Thursday_September8t - Psychology 320 Dr Higley 1 Designs for development studies a Longitudinal a.i People of similar age studied at various ages

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Psychology 320 Dr. Higley 1. Designs for development studies: a. Longitudinal a.i. People of similar age studied at various ages in their lives. a.ii. Example: Thirty people, age 6, are studied at age 6, 18, 25, 36, and 48. These studies take a long time to complete. b. Cross-sectional b.i. Participants of different ages studied at same time. b.ii. Example: Sixty people take part in a study. 20 of them are 7 years old, 20 of them are 8 years old, and 20 of them are 9 years old. c. Sequential c.i. Several similar cross-sectional or longitudinal studies done at varying times c.ii. Example: Just combine the two examples already given into one study. d. Microgenetic d.i. Participants are presented with a novel task and their mastery is followed over a series of sessions. d.ii. Looks at the learning process. 2. Designs for general studies: a. Correlational a.i. Correlation is not causation! a.ii. Biases may disrupt results b. Experimental b.i. Only experiments can determine causation. 3.
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Thursday_September8t - Psychology 320 Dr Higley 1 Designs for development studies a Longitudinal a.i People of similar age studied at various ages

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