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Sta$s$cs and research design Descrip$ve methods
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Outline Descrip$ve methods Observa$onal methods Qualita$ve methods Survey methods Research Ethics
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Observa$on approaches Naturalis$c Laboratory
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Op$ons when using observa$on Undisguised observa$on Studies in which the par$cipants are aware that the researcher is observing their behavior Disguised observa$on Par$cipant observa$on Studies in which the researcher ac$vely par$cipates in the situa$on in which the par$cipants are involved Nonpar$cipant observa$on
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Example “For Many, ‘Washroom’ Seems to Be Just a Name” New York Times ar$cle, Sept 14, 2010
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Data from a study released by the American Society for Microbiology and the American Cleaning Ins$tute They looked at hand washing behavior Some subjects were surveyed over the phone Others were watched by undercover observers in public washrooms
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In the telephone survey, 96 percent of people said they always washed their hands aZer using a public bathroom Hand‐washing rate dips to 89 percent for those using the facili$es at home, according to the phone survey Phone survey
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Only about two‐thirds of the men observed washed their hands aZer using the restroom at Turner Field 98 percent of women observed at Turner Field exercised proper hygiene before exi$ng the restroom Disguised observa$on
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85 percent of men and women observed at public places in Atlanta, Chicago, New York and San Francisco washed their hands aZer using a public bathroom
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The overall numbers are the highest reported since the study started in 1996, said Barbara Hyde, a spokeswoman for the American Society for Microbiology.
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The overall numbers are the highest reported since the study started in 1996, said Barbara Hyde, a spokeswoman for the American Society for Microbiology. “The threat of the H1N1 flu over the past year drove home the importance of hand washing”, she said. “The message is ge±ng our there, and I think people are responding.”
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Qualita$ve research methods Case‐study Archival
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Survey methods
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