Textbook Notes (363,140)
United States (204,418)
Psychology (134)
PSY 3791 (6)

Conducting Research 5

5 Pages
Unlock Document

Temple University
PSY 3791
Pamela Shapiro

Conducting Research Chapter 5IChoosing specific variables for your studyaScientific observations are systematicsystematic observation involves making decisions about what how and when to make observationsbObservations of behavior are made under controlled conditions using operational definitions of the variable of interestcWhen choosing variables for your study you should be guided in your choice by research tradition in the area of study theory the availability of new techniques or measures and the limits imposed by the equipment available to youdAlso need to be concerned with the characteristics of the measure including its reliability its validity and the level of measurement it representsIIChoosing your measuresaReliability of a measureiReliabilityconcerns its ability to produce similar when results when repeated measurements are made under identical conditionsiiReliability of a physical measureassessed by repeatedly measuring a fixed quantity of the variable and using the observed variation in measured value to derive the precision of the measure which represents the range of variation to be expected on repeated measurement
More Less

Related notes for PSY 3791

Log In


Don't have an account?

Join OneClass

Access over 10 million pages of study
documents for 1.3 million courses.

Sign up

Join to view


By registering, I agree to the Terms and Privacy Policies
Already have an account?
Just a few more details

So we can recommend you notes for your school.

Reset Password

Please enter below the email address you registered with and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Add your courses

Get notes from the top students in your class.