9/12 - b Deception c Rosenthal regularly checks on the...

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9/12 1. Experimental vs. Correlational Research a. Experimental i. The study of the relationship between two different things ii. Everything is controlled and only one thing is altered b. Correlational Research i. The tendency of two things to occur together ii. Probability statements iii. Used all the time when an experiment cant be done because or ethical or practical reasons iv. Predictive value 2. Methodological problems a. Experimental bias/ Self fulfilling prophesy i. Experimenters may unconsciously influence the subjects 1. If they don’t like the answers given by the subjects they may frown or if they do like then they may smile b. Robert Rosenthal i. “Bloomer’s” 1. Classic experiment a. Went to a 4 th grade teacher and talked to her about her incoming students i. Gave her a list with half the class names on it and said they are off the charts or are “bloomers” ii. Gave her a list with half the class names on it and said they are the bottom of the barrel
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Unformatted text preview: b. Deception c. Rosenthal regularly checks on the students i. At the end of the year, the Bloomers are way out performing the non bloomers ii. The bloomers are being called on more, more additional help, more attention ii. Maze Bright/ Maze Dull 1. Have rats and calls them bright or dull (exact same rats) a. He gave the maze bright rats to half of the students i. These mice start to do better and better b. He gave the maze dull rats to half of the students i. These mice are leveled off c. More time is spent with bright rats and the bright rats are treated better d. These students unconsciously were bias 3. Double-Blind Technique a. Neither the experimenter or nor the subject knows who’s in which group b. A third party can be used to keep it unbiased 4. We must properly precisely define what we mean a. If not, than erroneous conclusions will be made...
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