Research Methods Study Guide
Complex research designs brings more detail and depth to finding and also show linear as well as curvilinear
2 a. What are factorial designs?
Factorial designs are designs with more than one independen
1 a. Be familiar with the characteristics of a scientific approach. Pg. 25, 26
The fundamental characteristic of the scientific method is empiricism the idea that knowledge is
based on observations. Data are collected that form the basis of conc
19 a. What is the Belmont Report? Pg. 39
Current ethical guidelines for both behavioral and medical researchers have their origins in the Belmont Report:
Ethical Principles and Guidelines for the Protection of Human Subjects
Planning, defining your population, sampling, construct the instrument, conduct the survey,
process the data
How do you get the info? personal interview, telephone interview,
Close-ended- you have to be able to represent all the possible answers on the su
11 a. What is a hypothesis? Pg. 17
A hypothesis is a type of idea or question; it makes a statement about something that
may be true. Thus, it is a tentative idea or question that is waiting for evidence to
support or refute it. Once the hypothe
13. What is reliability? (Understand that, conceptually, reliability is the ability to obtain more of
the true score of a variable and less of the measurement error
x=T + e )
-Consistency or stability of a measure of behavior
1 a-c. What is:
1 a. Construct validity- the adequacy of the operational definition of variables. To what extend
does the operational definition of a variable actually reflect the true theoretical meaning of the
variable? In terms of measurement
1. Six Basic Steps Involved in Survey Research
Planning- what are you trying to measure?
Define population- know who you are going to ask, who will your population be
Sampling- who will be the sample be and how will I access them?
Construct the instru
Variables in Research
1 a. What is a confounding variable?
A confounding variable is a variable that is not controlled in a research investigation. In an experiment, the
experimental groups differ on both the independent variable and the confoun
12. What is straightforward manipulation of an independent variable versus staged manipulations?
Researchers are usually able to manipulate an independent variable with relative simplicity by presenting
written, verbal, or visual material to the
RESEARCH METHODS HAND OUT
Writing Assignment #1
Your first research writing assignment involves the completion of the first sections of a research
article. You will be required to operationalize a research question and complete a literature review.
Research Methods Study Guide Chapter 10
1. Understand that complex research design brings more detail and depth to findingnot just linear, but can
show curvilinear relationships
2 a. What are factorial designs?
Factorial designs are designs with more than
RESEARCH FINAL EXAM STUDY GUIDE
1 a. Be familiar with the single case experimental designABAand ABAB
A (baseline period) B (treatment period) A (baseline period)
This basic reversal design is called an ABA design; it requires observation of b
Study Guide for Qualitative research/Chapter 6 pg. 106-119
1 a. What is qualitative research?
Qualitative research focuses on people behaving in natural settings and describing their
world in their own words. Qualitative researchers emphasize c
The number of numbers represents how many variables there are. And the actual
number tells you how many levels.
So in a 2x2x2, there are three variables. And each independent variable has two levels.
Its like running three different experiments at the sam