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RULING OUT POSSIBLE CONFOUNDS PSYCH 291

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Department
Psychology
Course Code
PSYCH 291
Professor
Joanne Wood

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Ways to try to rule out possible confounds Ways to try to rule out possible confounds: *Operationalize the i.v./predictor in a new way not susceptible to the confound e.g., Dutton and Aron physiological arousal à sexual attraction Ways to try to rule out possible confounds: 2. Use comparison groups equated for the possible confounding variable e.g., *alcohol expectancy in MacDonald, Zanna, Fong research *drug studies—placebo conditions *ACG and ECG in therapy outcome research Ways to try to rule out possible confounds: *Hold the possible confounding variable constant e.g., risk-taking personality in Ma
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