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Unformatted text preview: 1-20-11Correlational StudiesoCorrelational Study relationship between two or more variablesoPositively correlatedAs one variable increases the other variable increasesTaller someone is the more they weighoNegatively correlatedAs one variable increases the other variable decreasesThe more you drink the less thirsty you areoUse correlations to make predictions ACT and first semester gradesoZero CorrelationsNot related; doesnt help us predict other variableoCorrelation Does Not Imply CausationEx Post Facto StudiesoEx Post Facto (after the fact) StudyoWhen we work with an independent variable that we cant or dont manipulateoThe experimenter has no control over administering the IV (who gets it, under what conditions), so this is a descriptive techniqueoExample: Compare sex of participant, religious affiliation, ethnic background, attractiveness level with some variable like level of stress or self-esteemSurveys, Questionnaires, Tests, and InventoriesoTypes of Surveys...
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This note was uploaded on 04/05/2012 for the course PSY 3213 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at FSU.
- Spring '11