PSC 1- 3-PlantFoods

PSC 1- 3-PlantFoods - Studying Behavior 1 VARIABLES AND...

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1 VARIABLES AND METHODOLOGY OVERVIEW Studying Behavior 1 Lecture Outline Variables and their characteristics Types of relationships between variables Methodology overview 2 Variables - Definition Any characteristic or quality that varies Operational Definition Defining the variable by the means used to measure it Must precisely communicate exactly how the variable was measured Variables must vary If there is only one level, it is a constant 3
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2 Variables have ‘levels’ or ‘values’ Variable: Gender. Levels: Male, Female Variable: Time. Values: in milliseconds Some variables are measured in categories Levels vary in quality or kind Some variables are measured continuously Values vary in quantity or amount (Can be converted to categories) 4 Variables in research The effect of _x__ on _y__ Where X is The Independent Variable OR The Predictor Variable And Y is the measure The Dependent Variable Or the Criterion Variable 5 Types of Variables
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This note was uploaded on 01/27/2012 for the course PSC 41 taught by Professor Nitzberg during the Spring '07 term at UC Davis.

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PSC 1- 3-PlantFoods - Studying Behavior 1 VARIABLES AND...

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