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Lecture 1

PSYC 2360 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Cluster Sampling, Unstructured Interview, Sampling Bias


Department
Psychology
Course Code
PSYC 2360
Professor
Gloriagonzalez-morales
Lecture
1

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Lec 1 and 2 09/16/2014
Behaviour
-perceive the world
think
feel
change over time
learn
make decisions
interact with others
Aversive Racism and Selection Decisions: 1989
and 1999
(article)
abstract
intro
method
results

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discussion
references
The Scientific Method
-Set of assumptions, rules and procedures scientists
use to conduct research
empirical- based on observation or measurement
objective
replicable
science must be based on what has come before it
3 Types of Research Designs
descriptive research - information from a sample
surveys and interviews
natural observation
-qualitative/quantitative

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correlational research - not manipulating anything,
analyzing data to find correlations between 2 relative
variables
****correlation does not equal causation****
experimental research - manipulates something and
have at least 2 groups
- followed by measurement of the effect of those
experiences on thoughts, feelings or behaviours
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