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Research Methods
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Department
Psychology
Course
PSY100Y5
Professor
Dax Urbszat
Semester
Summer

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PSY100 May 10 th Research Methods Characteristics of good Psychological Research 1. A theoretical framework a. Systematic way of organizing and explaining observations b. Hypothesis that flows from the theory or from an important question 2. A standardized procedure a. Procedure that is the same for all subjects except where variation is introduced to test a hypothesis 3. generalizability a. sample that is representative of the population b. procedure that is sensible and relecant to circumstances outside the laboratory 4. objective measurement a. measures that are reliable – that produce consistent results b. measures that are valid – that assess the dimensions they purport to assess Psychological Research - naturalistic observation - surveys - case study - correlational - experimental Correlation - a correlation is a measure of association between two variables (- 1
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