PSYC 226 Ch 5, 2.10.12

PSYC 226 Ch 5, 2.10.12 - Selecting Research Participants...

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Selecting  Research  Participants Research Methods Chapter 5
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Overview Intro to populations and samples Probability sampling methods Non-probability sampling methods
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Introduction At this point in the research process, you  have: Completed a literature search Chosen a research topic Developed research questions
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Introduction Now it’s time to select participants for your  study Making decisions about participants is VERY  important! Several considerations: Available population Data collection procedures
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Populations Population: the larger group of interest to a  researcher Examples: Men Women Children Infants
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Sample Sample: the small set of individuals  participating in your study The sample should give information about the  population Generalize information from small group to  larger group Inductive or deductive process?
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PSYC 226 Ch 5, 2.10.12 - Selecting Research Participants...

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