PSYC 226 Ch 2, 1.18.12

PSYC 226 Ch 2, - Chapter2 ResearchIdeas PSYC226 Overview Selectingatopic Prepwork interestingtoyou Aparticu

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Chapter 2:  Research Ideas PSYC 226
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Overview Selecting a topic Conducting a literature search Reading and understanding research articles
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Prep work Make sure you pick a subject area that is  interesting  to you Some options for picking a subject area: A particular population A particular behavior A general topic area
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More prep work Most of the work in a research study is done  BEFORE you collect data Read relevant studies to learn about your  topic Don’t get stuck on an idea before you start –  keep an open mind and see what interests  you
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More prep work Narrow your focus You may come up with lots of interesting ideas,  but KEEP IT SIMPLE This is not the time to investigate a huge topic with  lots of variables! “Child development” vs. “School performance of  elementary students with ADHD”
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This note was uploaded on 02/20/2012 for the course PYSC 226 taught by Professor Levens during the Spring '09 term at South Carolina.

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PSYC 226 Ch 2, - Chapter2 ResearchIdeas PSYC226 Overview Selectingatopic Prepwork interestingtoyou Aparticu

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