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Lecture 1 Research Methods

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Psychology
Course
01:830:377
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All Professors
Semester
Fall

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1. Research Methods;  a. Operational Definition; Observable behaviors (representing concepts) that  can actually be measured by a researcher i. Ex; Number of final Exams (OP)­ Vs. Stress level ii. Cortisol vs. Stress Level/Blood Pressure/ Bf Gf problems iii. Bottom line definition: Can be used to account for stress b. The Scientific Method  i. Hypothesis ii. Form an operational definition iii. Collect Data­ Surveys, etc. iv. Analyze data v. Form a theory­ Explains why c. Correlation Vs. Causation  i. Causation; We can only speak about causation if an experiment has  been conducted 1. Comparison between treatment group & control group 2. Independent variable manipulation  ii. Correlation; Simply an association between 2 variables d. Randomized Trials (True experiment) i. Manipulating the (IV) to see how this affects the (DV) ii. Must have at least 2 groups­ diff (IV) levels iii. Random, Experimental control iv. Problem with generalization v. Problem with indentifying moderating factors 1. Moderator­ Diff between groups in which the relation  between the IV & DV is different for diff groups e. Quasi­Experimental (correlational­non experimental) design i. Conditions that must be met for causality to be assumed 1. Comparing pre­existing groups  a. Comparing groups to support a theorized outcome ii. Quasi­experimental (correlational) design­ problems 1. Artifacts a. Finding due to research design­ yet attributed to  reality  b. Sample selection bias c. Selective attrition  f. Survey method i. Asking people 1. Pro­ can measure constructs th
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