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Chapter II Complete Overview

by: Allison Coley

Chapter II Complete Overview PSYC 3980

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Research Design in Psychology
Robert P. Mahan

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A complete overview of chapter II Research Methods In Psychology 2nd edition by Beth Morling
Research Design in Psychology
Robert P. Mahan
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Allison Coley on Sunday August 16, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to PSYC 3980 at University of Georgia taught by Robert P. Mahan in Summer 2015. Since its upload, it has received 63 views. For similar materials see Research Design in Psychology in Psychlogy at University of Georgia.


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Date Created: 08/16/15
Research Design In Psychology Chapter II Complete Overview 3 The general public bases belief on Experience Intuition amp Authority This is a problem Experience is faulty because no comparison group is present Comparison group has a different level of independent variable to see if outcome is different in that situation is confounded due to many other unrecognized variables Ex a person s happiness is affected by many factors including sleep hunger emotional turmoil etc so merely stating eating makes me happy is not recognizing the presence of other variables Intuition only involves readily available thoughts leads to presentpresent bias people only notice what is there and overlook what is not there a person relying on intuition doesn t like to be confronted with the possibility that they are incorrect leads to major blind spots often involves leading questions questions that will con rm the asker s theory regardless Research Design In Psychology Authority 0 Authorities use their power to convince the masses 0 Their reasoning may be faulty due to m experience and intuition biases 0 Be sure to check the source of information behind any claims made by authorities So Choose Research gt Has comparison groups gt Is probabilistic gt Is unbiased gt Is systematically observed gt Contains empirical evidence gt Explains Mgh proportion of cases 0 Read articles with purpose What is the theoretical argument What is the evidence What does the data say Citation Morling B 2012 1 Psychology Is a Way of Thinking In Research methods in psychology Evaluating a world of information Second ed NY Norton amp Company


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