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PSY 3305 // Lecture 4

by: Upasana Raja

PSY 3305 // Lecture 4 REL 2101

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Indian Philosophy and Religion
Dennis Stromback
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Date Created: 10/07/16
th 14 -September-2016 1 1) Ethnography - Advantages o Rich extensive information about social and culture - Disadvantage o Highly subjective to researcher o Limited to generalizability o Only similar kind of communities can be observed 2) Experimental methods - Used to study cause and effect relationship - Treatments and conditions in which subjects are exposed to evaluate o Independent variable (IV)  Manipulated o Dependent variable (DV)  Measured  Change is observed o Example  Aggression and televised violence  Experimental group is more likely to be aggressive when exposed to  televised compared to control group which is not exposed to televised  compared o Confounding variables  Other variables that are responsible for changes in a study  Example: Temperament  Was it due to temperament or televised violence that children showed aggressive behaviors?  How to overcome confounding variables?  Temperaments tests need to conducted in order to figure out  what is the reason for violence behavior? o Ecological validity  We don’t study in reality and situations are difficult to recreate in real  world  Example  Stranger situation lacks this validity 3) Longitudinal study - A single group of 250 children or adult is a good number  o Even larger population can be studied - Advantage o Useful data is collected o Tracking stability of a behavior over years passes along 14 -September-2016 2 o Individual differences in children who have particular behavior can be studied - Disadvantage o Expensive o Time consuming 4) Generational effect - Kids are born in specific area and may not generalize to the population as a whole - Cohort effect and cross­generational differences


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