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031:010 - Research Methods in Psychology Spring, 2010 Jan 26 th
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2 S stimulus R situation response reaction ? ?
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3 theory data creative, inferential rule-based, deductive unobservable observable argued about agreed upon “replicable” what we’re interested in what we have to work with
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Outline mapping data onto constructs operational definitions first few kinds of validity dealing with data pre-processing summarizing making inferences today Thursday and next Tuesday 4
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Operational Definitions 5 our theories often concern unobservables (inside the mind) but we are empirical scientists which means we test theories by checking if their predictions are verified or falsified therefore, we need ways to translate unobservables into observables
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Operational Definitions 6 example: assume that the theory of interest predicts fear under certain conditions ( i.e., a lack of fear under these particular conditions would falsify the theory ) fear, itself, is an unobservable, abstract construct therefore , we need a way to translate “fear” into one or more observables
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