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Chapter 2: Research in Psychology CONCEPTS AND EXERCISES No. 1: Research Methods Completing this exercise should help you to achieve Learning Objectives 2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 9, and 16. As a study aid for her final exam in a research methods course, Susan has made note cards listing the steps to be followed for conducting an experiment and descriptive research. Sitting down to study, she knocked the cards to the floor and they scattered. Your job is to put the cards back in order. Ignore those cards that don't describe the steps in an experiment. a. Create an operational definition, if needed.
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Unformatted text preview: b. Measure the dependent variable. c. Observe subjects in their natural environment. d. Calculate a correlation coefficient. e. Identify the independent and dependent variables. f. Compare the measures of the dependent variables between the two groups of subjects. g. Manipulate the independent variable. h. Administer a questionnaire. i. Assign subjects randomly between two groups. j. Form a hypothesis based on previous descriptive and/or correlational data. k. Use inferential statistics to determine statistical significance...
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