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these notes cover whats going to be on the exam
research methods
Dr. Jane Gaultney
Class Notes
Psychology, research, methods
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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by Ymani Brewer on Thursday September 8, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to psyc 2101-001 at University of North Carolina - Charlotte taught by Dr. Jane Gaultney in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 9 views. For similar materials see research methods in Psychology (PSYC) at University of North Carolina - Charlotte.

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Date Created: 09/08/16
Chapter 4: Nonexperimental Methods  True Experiments… 1. Can examine cause & effect  2. Manipulate one or more independent variables & has one or more dependent variables  3. Randomly assign participants to groups  Descriptive Studies Reasons to conduct descriptive studies  o Identify areas for more research  o Needs assessment o General info  Doesn’t involve comparisons, predictions, conclusions, cause, etc.  Could report means, courts, medians, measures of dispersion, and sample sizes  May use the same tools as qualitative, but end product is numeric. The type of research is defined by the nature of the data collected  Tools of nonexperimental research  Observational/ quantitative outcome  Think about o Reactance  o Sampling Schedule (across time & situation)  o Inter­rater Reliability  o Case studies o Archival Data­ using data that has already been collected  Ex post facto design  o Similar to experiment, but no random assignment to groups; therefore, non­ experimental Independent variable is a participant’s characteristics  o Men vs. Women  o Older vs. Younger  o Sleep deprived vs. Not sleep Deprived


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