Psychological Research Lecture Notes

Psychological Research Lecture Notes - What do you believe?...

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What do you believe? Theory: A systematic way of organizing and understanding observations Hypothesis: A proposed relationship between two variables
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Variable: anything which can be measured or described along a particular dimension Continuous Variable: Categorical Variable:
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Operationalize Definitions: Research on sexual activity and adolescence: Research on marijuana use and academic achievement: Research on aggression and preschoolers:
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Research Methods in Five Easy Steps Develop a theory based on observations Develop a hypothesis from the theory Design a research study Gather the data Analyze the data and report findings
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Measurement Issues in Research Validity: Reliability:
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Data Collection Techniques Direct Observation Questionnaires Interviews Psychological Tests Physiological Recordings Examination of Historical Records
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Psychological Research
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This note was uploaded on 01/27/2012 for the course PSYCH 111 taught by Professor Schreier during the Fall '08 term at University of Michigan.

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