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Unformatted text preview: things they do wrong w/o realizing that the context is causing the error. ~Bias in Information/in research ideas: -What topics are important? -have to be careful not to limit the scope of research -diversity: absence of diversity means we are only studying certain things and this brings us to bias ~Ideas that dont foster scientific hypotheses:-religion -Morality Ethics -Falsifiability: You must be able to falsify a hypothesis for it to be a hypothesis. -Lit Reviews: Some students take a professors ideas and deviate a little from them. -It is possible to tweak a variable to make the study different. ~Directional Effect: better hypothesis; gives information on what a relationship is all about besides just whether theres a relationship or not. ~Non-Directional Effect: ~Hypotheses always come first and analyzing comes later....
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- Summer '09