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Unformatted text preview: o Measure and measure two variables Experimental o Manipulate then measure Change a variable and see what happens Correlations (CORRELATION DOES NOT MEAN CAUSE!!!) Positive correlations o Number of fire fighters at scene and damage that is done as number of firefighters show up, there is more damage Negative correlation o Holding baby and amount of carrying the more you hold a baby, the less crying you will have Spurious correlation things that are correlation (go together) but dont cause each other o Measure how much ice cream they sell on a given day and the number of drowning deaths (hotter outside, they eat ice cream and go swimming) Curvilinear relationship as one thing goes up, the other thing goes down and then up again- performance with increase will stress but with too much stress your performance will decrease....
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This note was uploaded on 02/26/2012 for the course PSYC 100 taught by Professor Capo during the Spring '08 term at Maryland.
- Spring '08