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Chapter 2

PSYC 233 Chapter 2: Chapter 2 Summary


Department
Psychology
Course Code
PSYC-233
Professor
Gower
Chapter
2

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METHODS IN THE STUDY OF PERSONALITY
Gathering Information
Sources: Observe Yourself and Observe Others
Seeking Depth: Case Studies
Depth from Experience Sampling
Seeking Generality: Studies of Many People
Establishing Relationships among Variables
Correlation between Variables
Perfect positive correlation
Moderate positive correlation
Weak positive correlation
Perfect inverse correlation
Moderate inverse correlation
Weak inverse correlation
Two Kinds of Significance
Statistics and Statistics – Description versus Inference
Causality and a Limitation on Inference
Search for Causality: Experimental Research
Recognizing Types of Study
Experiment
Correlational Study
What Kind of Research Is Best?
Multifactor Studies
Reading Figures from Multifactor Research
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