research method



the loss of participants in the course of a study when they fail to complete it



occurs when knowledge, services, or other experiences intended for one group are unintentionally received by another group (when future participants learn information from previous participants that they are not supposed to know until after data collected is completed)


efficiency assessment

in program evaluation, the process of weighing the program’s benefits and effectiveness in relation to

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Experimental Exam 2

Chapter 1

1.1 How Psychologists Acquire Knowledge

Studies of behaviors

- animals

- people

Research methods

- Research question dependent

What do you want to know?

- Wide variety of methods

Which one to use depends on the research question you want to answer

Quiz Questions

1. How do psychologists know things?

- Systematic study using scientific method

2. What drives the development of a research design?

- The research question you’re trying to answer

3. How do you know what research method to use?

- Pick the method

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Direct Speech - Reported Speech

- Simple Present = I speak English

Simple Past = He said he spoke English

- Present Continous = I am speaking English

Past Continous = He said he was speaking English

- Present Perfect = I have spoken Englsih

Past Perfect = He said he had spoken English

- Simple Past = I spoke English

Past Perfect = He said he had spoken English

- Past Perfect = I had spoken English

Past Perfect = He said he had spoken English

- Future = I will speak Engli h

Conditional = He said he would speak

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sensations: the elementary component of an experience such as light and dark, bitter taste and change in temperature
perception: the collection of processes used to arrive at a meaningful interpretation of sensations
5 senses: touch, sight, smell, taste, hearing
psychophysics: a field in psychology in which researchers search for ways to describe the transition from physical stimulus to psychological experience of the stimulus.
transduction: the process by which external messages are translated into
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Adolescence Puberty and Problems

  • adolescence
  • chapter 10
  • what is adolescence?
  • adolescence extends from 13-18 years.
  • around age 13,puberty begins,consisting of:
  • rapid physical growth
  • changes in body proportions
  • sexual maturation
  • personality shifts
  • from 16-18 years,adolescents seek 2 establish a personal identity & independence from their family
  • exploration,experimentation,& self expression r common:
  • new uses of language
  • clothing & musical tastes
  • friendships & intimate/ sexual relationships
  • during 16-18 years,adolescent:
  • test limits
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