Chapter 2 Learning Objectives

Chapter 2 Learning Objectives - What is the difference...

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1 Chapter 2: How Psychologists Do Research 1. What are 5 characteristics of an ideal scientist? What are the defining elements of descriptive research? Can you give an example of a case study, observational research, a psychological test, and a survey? What do positive and negative correlations look like, and what do they signify? Why does a correlation not establish a causal relationship between two variables? What is the difference between an independent variable and a dependent variable? What is the difference between an experimental group and a control group? Why is random assignment necessary when conducting an experiment?
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Unformatted text preview: What is the difference between a single-blind experiment and a double-blind experiment? What are 2 advantages and 2 disadvantages of conducting an experiment, compared to other research techniques? How would a psychological scientist use descriptive statistics versus inferential statistics? What are the differences between a cross-sectional study, a longitudinal study, and a meta-analysis? What are the major ethical guidelines researchers must follow when conducting research with human participants? What are the major ethical guidelines researchers must follow when conducting research with animals?...
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This note was uploaded on 02/15/2012 for the course PSY 1012 taught by Professor Rogers during the Spring '10 term at Daytona State College.

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