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Problems with Retrieval

by: Sheena Mae Aguilar

Problems with Retrieval 14785

Sheena Mae Aguilar

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These notes cover problems with retrieval when conducting surveys. It listed bad measures and examples are given.
Research Method in Psychology
Ross Avilla
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This 1 page Bundle was uploaded by Sheena Mae Aguilar on Wednesday March 16, 2016. The Bundle belongs to 14785 at University of California - Merced taught by Ross Avilla in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 23 views. For similar materials see Research Method in Psychology in Psychlogy at University of California - Merced.


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Date Created: 03/16/16
Problems with Retrieval Measurement Error  Problems with retrieval  Cause: Bad measure o Question complexity overwhelms participants  “how many hours per month do you enjoy TV, radio, or magazines?” o Requires remembering long-ago or mundane events o Participants tend to just think of the most likely answer, rather than remember what really happened o Leading questions  “How old were you when you first started drinking alcohol?”  What if you never drank alcohol? o Loaded words  “I am against the murder of unborn infants”  “ I am for freedom of choice in carrying embryos to full term o Leading item ordering  Answering the question, “ I would vote to eliminate welfare,” after…  Has effect regardless of participants’ prior answer


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