Session 3. The Research Design Framework
Questions in science from the first (keyword) exercise.
o How to deal with values/valueladen questions?
o How to develop a shared/universal terminology?
o Should one use preexi
Presentation 1: Lights Out
Previous studies have shown that it is difficult to induce behavioural change if individuals receive
little personal benefit. Thus this discussion sought to implement a sense of personal satisfaction.
Objective was both to eva
8. Seed Papers 2
A complement to the paper pages and presentations in the MSE 301 database.
Focus on valuebased and behaviourbased solutions to rampant
unsustainable consumption. First study that actuall
7. Ecological Methods
Types of Statistics
o Descriptive Statistics (giving facts)
Summarize the information in a collection of data. Not in
reference to a larger population. Just a summary. Not trying to
6. Seed Papers 1
A complement to the paper pages found at these addresses:
Four aspects e
45. Data, Samples, and Inference Statistics; Correlational Designs and
Research design is the architecture of research and the structure of any
scientific work. It gives direction and systematizes t
Notes March 26
Research paper is due Wednesday, April 3 at midnight.
Information about the quiz
Nonseed papers are extra credit, while seed papers are required.
ex. Discuss the seed papers that talk about organic food.
Second set of sample questions
Lecture 15: March 21, 2013
No notes from March 19 class cancelled.
Two new quasi-experimental papers take the place of 5b for the purposes of the test:
Block et al and Gibbs et al.
See list of seed papers on MSE 301 site.
Feedback on writing assignment
Total variance = treatment + confound + error
Treatment and confound are systematic, error is unsystematic
Bring confound variance to 0 using sound experimental techniques