Social Psychololgy Methods 3 Outline

Social Psychololgy Methods 3 Outline - Research Methods in...

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Research Methods in Social Psychology 9/29/10
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3 Worlds of Science Theory World Research World Real World Real World Theory World Research World
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Hypothesis Testing Once we form an hypothesis about why someone behaved the way they did, we know that we need to collect evidence to test the validity or accuracy of our hypothesis
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Social Psychological Research Set of principles used to predict events Specific prediction about a relationship between events Example Theory: Hypothesis:
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Thinking About Doing Research Define Your Variables! Conceptual Definition Operational Definition
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Performance and Self-Esteem: A Correlation Example Research process 1. Use survey to measure GPA and self- esteem 2. Calculate correlation coefficient between these variables - 1 + 1 0 Strong Relationship Strong Relationship
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The correlation coefficient ( r) Ranges from to The closer to or you get, the stronger the association Sign tells direction of relationship Problems : direction of effect? third variables? causation? POSITIVE: As A goes , B goes NEGATIVE: As A goes , B goes ZERO: A & B are
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Correlation between GPA and Self-Esteem Self-Esteem High Low Low High GPA Wendy John
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Correlation between GPA and Self-Esteem Self-Esteem High Low Low High A Positive Correlation GPA
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This note was uploaded on 03/27/2012 for the course PSYCH 6 taught by Professor Devers during the Spring '12 term at UCSD.

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