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Observational Research

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Department
Psychology
Course
PSY 313
Professor
Kalish
Semester
Spring

Description
-3 primary research methods -Descriptive -Purely observational study -How people are -Correlational -Experimental -Observational study -Observing -Collecting data -Quantitative -Objective data: amt., duration, freq., etc. -Usually absolute; can be relational (more/less) -Qualitative -Subjective data: type, description, themes, etc. -Data collection -What: behavior categories -ID every cat. prior to observation -List everything that qualifies in each cat. -Need clear operational definitions -When: frequency method -Count # of times behavior occurs in fixed amt. of time -When: duration method -Measure amt. of time spent engaged in behavior -When: interval method -Set time intervals & note if behavior is observed during that time (yes/no) -How: event sampling -Observe behavior #1
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