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Myers PSYCHOLOGY (9th Edition in Modules) Module 3 Research Strategies
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The Scientific Method
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Which of the following is TRUE? A. Hypnosis is an effective way to help people relive long-buried or repressed memories. B. Electroconvulsive therapy is no longer used. C. Most people do not suffer from unrealistically low self-esteem. D. Opposites generally attract.
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The Scientific Method Operational Definition a statement of procedures (operations) used to define research variables example- intelligence may be operationally defined as what an intelligence test measures
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The Scientific Method Replication repeating the essence of a research study to see whether the basic finding extends to other participants and circumstances usually with different participants in different situations
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Samples and Populations A Sample is the group you test, measure or observe. It is always part of the population. The population is the group you hope to apply the findings of your research to; the group you hope to make assumptions about or generalize to. Because you use the sample to represent the population the sample should be as similar as possible to the population.
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Dr. Piercy wants to find out if how many drinks CVCC students have per week. She distributes 500 surveys, leaving 50 in the student center every morning at 8am and picking them up at 9am. In this research,_____________ are her sample and______________ are her population: A. All students at CVCC; the students who fill out the surveys B. All students in her classes; all students at CVCC. C. The students who fill out the surveys; all students at CVCC D. The students who drink a lot; the students who fill out the survey.
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Dr. Piercy’s research re: how many drinks students have may not be valid because: A. The sample is too large. B. There is no population. C. The sample does not represent the population. D. There are not enough confounding variables.
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Case Study An in-depth study of one person or a small group. Advantages of this type of research: Gives a lot of detail. Disadvantages of this type of research: Subject to experimenter bias; costly and time consuming; may be dependent on self-report data; sample may be too small to represent the population.
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Survey Interview or Questionnaire generally given to a large group. Advantages
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