Unformatted text preview: Occasionally research is published with an unobserved confound which you may notice. The study can be redone without the confound. Example: You read an article which manipulated a variable intended to increase exploration in rats (it failed). You realize that it was conducted during the day when rats normally sleep. You redo the experiment and run it during the dark part of the rat's light cycle. General functional relationships may or may not apply to specific situations. Measure what is proposed to be a general effect in a particular group. Example: The effectiveness of social attention on studying behavior was examined in students from lower socioeconomic status families....
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