January 22, 2008 Lecture

January 22, 2008 Lecture - o Manipulate variables so you...

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January 22, 2008 Psych 202WQ Research Hypothesis o Hypothesis : A statement about the relationship between two (or more) variables that is testable o Not testable: the devil causes people to tailgate on I-95 o Testable: stress causes people to tailgate on I-95 Variables: level of stress, amount of tailgating o Hypothesis- Stress causes people to tailgate o How could you test it? o
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Unformatted text preview: o Manipulate variables so you can make a causal relationship The “Hourglass Metaphor” for the research process Begin with broad questions Hypothesis Narrow down, focus in Operationalize independent Operationalize and dependant variables Observe Collect Data Analyze Data What we’ll spend most Reach Conclusions of the semester doing Generalize back to question...
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