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Chapter 2 Notes

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Chapter 2 Notes 1000

Mark Robinson
General Psychology
Dennis Miller

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General Psychology
Dennis Miller
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Date Created: 09/08/15
Chapter 2 Research Methodology 21 What is Scienti c Inquiry 0 Why is it important to detect myths O Psychological myths can be harmful O Psychological myths can cause indirect damage 9 The acceptance of myths can impede our critical thinking in other areas 0 Scientific Method systematic and objective approach to answer research questions 22 What types of Studies 0 Research designs differ in which the researcher has control over the variable 0 Variable something in the world that can vary and that a researcher can measure 0 Researchers must define variables precisely via operational definitions I How do psychologists answer questions 1 Experiment test casual hypothesis by measuring and manipulating variables 2 Correlational Studies examine how variables are naturally related in the real world I Problems with correlational studies 3 Unmarried men are more likely than married men to spend more time in a mental hospital or prison Directionalitv problem which variable caused changes in the other Third Variable problem does another unmeasured variable cause the correlation 0 Illusionarv correlation perception of correlation when none exists 0 Independent Variable manipulated 0 Dependent Variable measured gt If the IV consistently in uences the DV then the IV is assumed to CAUSE the DV 0 Groups should be equal on everything except the IV gt AVOID selection bias 0 True Experiment vs Quasi experiment 24 How is data analyzed 1 Construct the extent to which variables measure what they re supposed to measure 2 External degree to which the findings can be generalized to other people settings or situations 3 Internal degree to which the observed effects are due to the independent variable and not confounds O O 90 90


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