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Unformatted text preview: Illusory correlation • There is a third variable that I the cause of the correlation • Relationships are changing, but not related to each other • Experimentation – looking for A causes B o Cause and effect o Variables Independent (what is manipulated) Dependant (what is measured) • Statistics o There is meaning in every number, it just depends on how you look at it ¾ dentists recommend Colgate • As opposed to what? How many dentists were asked? Who is it better for? 1/3 women will experience sexual abuse by a family member • Where? Women being asked/abused? Definition of sexual abuse?...
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This note was uploaded on 11/17/2011 for the course PSYC 101 taught by Professor Seibert during the Fall '08 term at Boise State.
- Fall '08