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University of Toronto Scarborough
Anna Nagy

Chapter 14Generalizing to other populations of research participants College Students Volunteers Gender considerations Localeparticipants in one locale may differ from participants in another localeGeneralization as a Statistical Interaction The porblem of generalization can be thought of as an interaction in a factorial design As interaction occurs when a relationship between variables exists under one condition but not another or when the nature of the relationship is different in one condition than in another Researchers can address generalization issues that stem from the different populations by including subject type as a variable in the study Ex gender ethnic group age etcGeneralizing to other experiments The person who actually conducts the experiment is the source of another generalization problem In most experiments only one experiment is used and rarely is much attention paid to the personal characteristics of the experimenter One solution is to use more than one experimenters Kintz and colleagues included personality
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