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Step 4-Research Design and Collecting Data • Variable-trait that consists of more than one category – Dependent-behavior to be explained – Independent-variable that explains or predicts • Operational Definitions—clear and precise definitions of how to measure and observe the variables to be studied – Allows researchers to duplicate others work – Reliability—consistent results – Validity—measures what it claims to measure Analyzing Data
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Unformatted text preview: After getting the information researcher has to determine what it is saying May use graphs, frequency tables, photographs, statistical data charts, and other visual displays of the information Drawing Conclusions Generalizabilityusing research to make general statements about people and society How does information apply to larger population 3 conditions must be present to explain that the independent variable contributes significantly to the dependent variable...
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This note was uploaded on 11/22/2011 for the course SCIE SYG2000 taught by Professor Bernhardt during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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