OPTIMIZATION OF RESEARCH

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OPTIMIZATION OF  RESEARCH  It is appropriate to optimize your research before assessing its adequacy.  Statistics such as a “ t  test” or “ ANOVA ” provide a way to characterize or  assess the reliability of research. Before assessing the reliability of your  research however, it only makes sense to first take steps to maximize its  reliability. Additionally, you should maximize the generality, detectability,  and meaningfulness of the research  I. Reliability Maximization  Before a functional relationship or an event can be considered a fact or  true it must be possible for each person to verify its existence for  themselves. When you can add up a column of numbers several times and  always get the same answer then in all likelihood you have added the  numbers correctly. When someone else “checks” your addition and also gets  the same answer then your confidence is even greater that you have the 
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This note was uploaded on 11/09/2011 for the course PSY PSY2012 taught by Professor Scheff during the Fall '09 term at Broward College.

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