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Unformatted text preview: 4. Expensive and time-consuming C. Sequential Designs 1. Combines best of cross-sectional and longitudinal studies 2. Different age groups, different points in time 3. Eliminates cohort effect STEPS: 1. Formulate a problem. Decide how to gather empirical data (choose a research method). Obtain empirical data. Analyze the data; evaluate the results. Communicate your results. A definition that you can test…that you can assign a number or value to. Example: Pain rating scale from 1-10, IQ tests, an inventory that measures symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder Hypothesis—tentative explanation or prediction about something. What we usually start with; what we test through research. Leads to theories. Theories—a set of formal statements that explains how and why certain events are related to each other. Can lead to more hypotheses....
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- Spring '13
- Developmental Psychology, different age groups, C. Sequential Designs, D. Extraneous variables/confounds, A. Cross-sectional designs