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3 Types of studies
- Descriptive (Case studies, surveys, observational studies)
- Correlational (correlation, scatterplots)
- Expreimentation (experiments)
- where we think we know more than we do
- experience leading you to your own conclusions, possibly allowing contradicting statements to be "true"
the Hawthorn effect/ Participant bias
just by virtue of knowing that you are in an experiment, you will act differently under the conditions of the experiment rather than you would behave normally.
- progressively re testing the same group in increments
- really accurate
- lose participants
- takes forevah!
- look at separate groups in different age categories all at once with the same IV
- quick, but has A LOT of confounding variables
- a research method in which a cross section o the population is chosen and then each cohort or group is followed for a short period of time.
- less time
- less bias
- more accurate than cross-sectional
Ethics for animals
- clean housing
- adequate vents
- apropriate food
- well-cared for
Ethics for humans
- 1 informed consent
- 2 right to be protected from harm and discomfort
- 3 the right to confidentiality
- 4 the right to debriefing