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Goals of Behavioral Research

1. describe behavior 2. predict behavior 3. determine cause of behavior 4. understand/explain behavior

Scientific approach

best way to avoid arguments, requires everyone play by the rule of science

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rules of science

1. systematic empiricism 2. public verification 3. solvable problems

systematic empiricism

conclusions and arguments based on data gathered from actual observations, data collected in a planned/organized/systematic way

public verification

data, analyses, and procedures must inspected by others so they can check and evaluate basis of arguments

solvable problems

needs to be something that can have an answer and can be studied

Theories

used to predict and explain behavior, specify the relationships and effects that exist between concepts

a theory is never...

considered "true", model of how people tend to behave, predict results of different studies

theory

explanation for a phenomenon that can be falsifiable and involves entities that cannot be directly observed

Theory

Is an explanation for a phenomena that can be falsified and that involves entities that cannot be directly observed

Theory

An explanation that has been supported by many, many experiments

Theory

Explanation for a phenomena that can be falsified and involes entities that cannot be directly observed

characteristics of a theory

1. specifies relationships among concepts/variables 2. entails propositions (how one variable effects another) 3. can be used to generate a hypthoeses 4. is falsifiable

hypotheses

prediction about what will occur or why something did occur

priori hypotheses

prediction made before the scientific test

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post hoc hypothesis

explanation for why something that already happened might have occured

whats viewed more favorably?

priori hypotheses that are supported by data are view more favorably, but post hoc hypotheses have their place

what is post hoc hypothesis place?

scientists come upon an unexpected phenomenon or observation they've made no predictions about

deduced

logically derived

induced

inferred from empirical data/observations

conceptual definitions

communicates generally what we mean by these terms

operational definitions

how those concepts are manipulated or measured

methodological pluralism

when a theory is tested in many different ways, using different measures and manipulations (supported this way=good theory)

Strong inference

study designed in a way that one outcome with support one theory and another outcome will support a different one

who decides whats is scientifically true/meaningful?

everyone...investigator and their team, editor of a scientific journal, other scientists, then the general population

types of research

1. descriptive research 2. correlational research 3. experimental research

descriptive research

research that simply characterizes one or more variables w/o investigating the relationship

correlational reasearch

explores realtionship between two or more variable without experimental manipulation

experimental research

kind of research the investigators exercise great control over (random assignment, different conditions)

naturalistic observation

researcher observes participants

naturalistic observation

research design in which the researcher simply observes and describes behavior

naturalistic observation

a research technique in which the researcher observes and describes behavior

Naturalistic Observation

A research technique in which the researcher simply observes and describes behavior

Naturalistic Observation

the observer becomes a participant in the group being observed

naturalistic observation

a naturalistic observation in which the observer becomes a participant in the group being observed

Naturalistic Observation

A research technique in which the researcher simply oversees and describes behavior

Naturalistic Observation

A research technique in which the researcher simply observes and describes technique.

Naturalistic Observation

Researcher simply observes/describes behavior

Naturalistic Observation

A research technique in which the researcher simply observes and describes behavior

Best used to study questions that do not involve a relationship between variables

participant observation

a kind of naturalistic, research participates in the environment

Participant Observation

nat. observation in which the researcher becomes a member of the group being observed

Participant observation

research technique in which the researcher infiltrates a group of individuals in order to study their behavior and relationships

Participant Observation

A naturalistic observation in which the researcher becomes a member of the group being observed

participant observation

the researcher takes on a role in the social situation under observation,\

Participant observation

a naturalistic observation in which the researcher becomes a member of the group being observed

Adv: allows access to groups otherwise inaccessible

Disadv: the participation of the researcher may alter the behavior being studied

problems with participant observation

1. researchers might unintentionally influence the behavior of the real participants 2. it might influence the researcher's objectivity

contrived observation

researcher sets up environment in which they observe the participant, may be an artificial setting (lab room, etc.)

difference between naturalistic v. contrived

naturalistic researcher tries to observe participants in real settings while contrived the researcher views in settings made up

disguised v. nondisguised observation

whether or not the participants are aware

reactivity

problem with nondisguised observation, participant behaves differently when they know they're being watched

partial concealment

participants are aware they are being observed but they do not know what the observer is looking at

disguised observation

participant does not know they are being observed

knowledgeable informants

strategy involves asking other people who have info about participant (talking to family, friends, etc.)

unobtrusive measures

observe something that is related to the behavior you want to study but not directly related.

behavioral recording (how researcher aquires data)

1. narratives 2. field notes 3. checklists 4. temporal measures (time related) 5. behavioral rating scales 6. physiological measures 7. self-report questionnaires

narratives

diaries, memoirs, etc. not that useful because they may not be reliable enough

field notes

researcher observes participant and takes notes

checklists

list of behaviors that might occur, simply record each time that behavior is observed

temporal measures (time related)

how long it takes for something to start occuring after a specific point in time

behavioral rating scales

used when we ant to know how much a behavior occured or how intensely something was experienced

physiological measures

blood pressure, sweating, heart rate, etc.

physiological (measure)

heart beating fast, blood pressure, etc

self report questionnaires

used a lot in psych, present a list of questions/statements

self report biases

social desirability, acquiescence, nay-saying

social desirability

when the participant answers in ways that they think are appropriate

acquiescence

participant tends to agree with questions, not matter how they are asked

nay-saying

opposite of acquiescence, disagreeing with everything

archival data

data that has been collected by someone else and is stored somewhere (census, death certificates, etc.)

scales of measurement

1.ratio 2.interval 3. ordinal 4. nominal

Scales of Measurement

-Identity

-Magnitude

-Equal Intervals

-Absolute Zero

ratio

scale has an absolute zero point and equal intervals between the scale scores correspond to equal intervals in the variable being measured

ratio

has identity, magnitude, equal intervals, and absolute zero (weight in lbs, number correct on test, Kelvin)

all arithmetic operations are meaningful

F ratio

measures how much greater MS treat is than MS within and thus whether the IV is having an effect on the DV

interval

scale has equal intervals between the scale scores which correspond to the equal intervals in the variable being measured, no true zero

interval

has only the identity, magnitude, and equal intervals properties (Fahrenheit, Celsius)

addition and subtraction are meaningful

multiplication and division are not

intervals

have only the identity, magnitude, and equal intervals properties.

Examples: Fahrenheit temp and Celsius temp

Examples: Fahrenheit temp and Celsius temp

Interval

have only magnitude, identity, and equal interval properties

ex. Fahrenheit Temp

Celsius Temp

addition and subtraction are meaningful, but multiplication and division are not

ordinal

only tell us the order of variable values, not telling us the intervals

ordinal

has only the identity and magnitude properties (bball rankings)

no arithmetic operations are meaningful

ordinal

have only the identity and magnitude properties

example: basketball rankings, class rankings

No arithmetic operations are meaningful.

example: basketball rankings, class rankings

No arithmetic operations are meaningful.

nomial

all we know is that the "scores" are different, scores have no mathematical meaning except that they are not equal

nomial

has only the identity property

( zip codes/ jersey numbers)

no arithmetic operations are meaningful

types of measuring

observational, physiological

observational

researchers watch participants and make ratings

converging operations

measure it in several different ways

reliability

degree to which a given measure gives you the same score over and over again

reliability=

true score variance/total variance in scores

observed score=

true score+measurement error

total variance score=

true score variance+error variance

reliability is assessed...

through correlations

true scores will..

true scores will not..

measurement error will not..

true scores will not..

measurement error will not..

..correlate with true scores

..correlate with measurement error

..correlate with measurement error

..correlate with measurement error

..correlate with measurement error

test-retest reliability

when you administer a measure once, then you wait and administer it again later

in addition to assessing reliability across time (w/ test-retest) we can also assess..

reliability among items within a single administration of a measure

kinds of inter-item reliability

1. item-total reliability 2. split half reliability 3. cronbach's alpha

item-total reliability

examine the correlation of each item to the average of the rest of the items on the scale. useful for finding particular items that might not be measuring the same thing as the other items

split half reliability

items for a measure are divided in half and the average score for 1 half is correlated with the average score for the other half. shows if the 2 halves are measuring the same thing or not

Cronbach's alpha

A correlation-based statistic that measures a scale's internal reliability.

validity

how much the measure reflects the construct it was intended to measure

types of validity

1. face validity 2. content validity 3. construct validity 4. criterion related validity

face validity

it seems like it should measure the construct we want to measure

content validity

physiological construct that often entails a variety of behaviors or characteristics

construct validity & 2 types

corresponds to the measure correlating with other measures that you would expect it to correlate with; 1. convergent validity, 2. discriminant validity

convergent validity

measure correlate with related measures (ex. anxiety correlating positively with depression and negatively with optimism.)

discriminant validity

measure has this when it is unrelated to measures that it shouldn't be related to. (ex. anxiety and intelligence close to 0)

criterion related validity & 2 types

degree to which a measure correlates with some observable behavioral outcome; 1. concurrent validity, 2. predictive validity

concurrent validity

measure correlates with a behavioral criterion that is observed at the same point in time

predictive validity

measure correlates with a behavioral criterion that is observed at some future point

test bias

two groups of people get diff. scores on a measure but they should actually have the same regard to the construct of the question, hard to know if the scores are lower from reason or from bias

how to test test bias

use scores to predict future criterion that both groups have an equal opportunity to do well with, if the 2 groups score the same the test was probably biased

descriptive stats

used to describe or summarize behavior/characteristics of a group of people

inferential stats

what we use to make decisions, or to decide what conclusion to make about a result of a study

inferential stats allow us to..

draw conclusions about the data we've received, if the relationship differences are significant they are unlikely due to the chance differences that always affect results in research

some stats

mean, range, deviation score, variance, standard deviation

mean

average

mean

The mean is the sum of all the scores divided by the number of scores in the data. The average

Mean

the average

provides consistent results

range

subtract smallest number from biggest number (ex. 1 and 9...9-1=8)

deviation score

how much the score deviates from the mean.. (score=9...mean=5...deviation score=4)

variance

measure of how much the scores vary about the mean (square deviation score)

variance

pop variance= SS/N

sample variance= SS/N-1

standard deviation

take the square root of the variance

Standard deviation

square root of sample variance

population

every possible person that your research question applies to

data based on an entire population then stats are called

population parameter

sample stats

portion of the population that we measure

systematic variance

some of the variation in the dependent variable is systematically related to another variable like the IV

error variance

random effects that influence behavior

total variance=

systematic variance+error variance

what does it mean if systematic and error are pretty much equal?

you cannot be sure the behavior was influenced by the IV

if systematic is much greater than error?

it is very unlikely that the variance associated with the IV arose from random influences. we can conclude that the IV had an effect

approaches to ethical decisions

1. deontological or universal

2. ethical skepticism

3. utilitarian (cost/benefit)

2. ethical skepticism

3. utilitarian (cost/benefit)

deontological/universal

associated with the belief that there is a single, universal code for deciding what is right and wrong

ethical skepticism

ehtical decisions are left up to the individual because it is believed that all ethical guidelines are relative

utilitarian (cost/benefit)

considers the consequences of an action and the harm or benefit that might emerge

Institutional Review Board

any institution that receives funds must have an IRB oversee and approve research activities, must be a diverse board, not all scientists,

informed consent

proved the potential participant with the info about a research study. needs to be: written in plain language, describe general terms, inform individuals they have the right to refuse to participate, describe risks, provide info about the limits of confidentiality

3 conditions met=no informed consent

1. no risk to participants

2. right and welfare of participant will not be affected

3. not reasonably possible to obtain informed consent w/o ruining the study

2. right and welfare of participant will not be affected

3. not reasonably possible to obtain informed consent w/o ruining the study

When to use the between subjects variance test

used to compare the variances in between subjects designs that have one IV with exactly two levels

Within Subject Variance Test (when to use)

used to compare variances from within sub designs that have one IV with exactly 2 levels

Between subjects variance test

test of variances, 2 group and each one does one of the two groups

Within subjects variance test

2 IV with exactly 2 levels

Stupid Criticism #1

one cannot criticize an experiment for having some element that could have produced Type II error if an effect of IV on DV was found

Stupid Criticism #2

one cannot criticize an experiment for a subject assignment confound if the experiment did random assignment

Stupid Criticism #3

calling a nuisance variable a confound when the nuisance variable doesn't vary non randomly with IV

Latin Square

Method of counterbalancing - row: subject, column: treatment order

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Latin Square

has as many columns and as many rows as there are IV levels. Rows represent subjects and columns represent treatment orders. Treatments are placed in every cell such that every treatment appears only once in every column and every row (Method of counterbalancing)

Latin Square

Columns represent treatment order and rows represent subjects.. each treatment appears only once in every column and every row

Use of a Latin Square

Has as many columns and rows as there are IV levels: columns represent treatment order and rows represent subjects

Counterbalancing

method of assigning subjects to treatment orders to that across subjects, practice effects are even

Counterbalancing

The practice of enlisting several groups in an experiment to offset the effects that may arise due to differences between them.

Counterbalancing

A solution to practice effects which assigns subjects to treatment orders so that across subjects, practice effects are even.

Counterbalancing

method of assigning subjects to treatment orders to a within SD so that, across subjects, practice effects are balanced

Counterbalancing

A method of assigning subjects to treatment orders in a within subjects design so that, across subjects, practice effects are balanced

Dependent Variable

the variable the researcher measures to determine effect of IV

Dependent Variable

The variable the experimenter measures to gauge the effects of the manipulations

dependent variables

the variable the researcher measures to determine the effects of the independent variable

Dependent Variable

Variable that the researcher measures

Dependent Variable

In an empirical study, the variable the experimenter measures to gauge the effects of his/her manipulations

Dependent Variable

Researcher measures to determine the effects of the IV

Dependent variable

the variable in an experiment the researcher measures to determine the effects of the IV

Dependent variable

the variable that the researcher measures to determine the effete of the IV on the DV.

When to use the correlational approach?

when manipulating variables would be impossible, difficult, or unethical

correlational approach

research technique in which the researcher determines relationship between variables without manipulating variables

when to use the correlational approach

when: 1) manipulating the variables would be difficult or impossible

2) manipulation the variables would be unethical

Correlational Approach

research technique in which the researcher determines relationship between variables without manipulating them

Correlational approach

a research technique in which the researcher determines the relationship between variables when manipulating variable would be difficult or impossible, or manipulating the variables would be unethical

Correlational Approach

research technique in which the researcher determines relationships between variables without manipulating the variables

1.manipulating variables would be difficult or impossible

2.manipulating variables would be unethical

Correlational Approach

Researcher determines the relationship between variables without manipulating the variables

When to Use Correlational Approach

1) Manipualating variables would be difficult or impossible 2) Manipulating variables would be unethical

Correlational approach

Research technique in which the researcher determines the relationship between variables with out manipulating the variable1. Manipulation is impossible

2. Manipulation is unethical

2. Manipulation is unethical

Correlation Approach

a research technique in which the researcher determines the relation between variance without manipulating the variable

Correlational Approach

Research technique in which the researcher determines the relationship between variables without maniuplating the variables

Correlational approach

a research technique in which the researcher determines the relationship between variables

Correlational Approach

a research approach in which the research determines the relationship between variables without manipulating the varibles

When to use correlational approach

used to determine the relationship between variables when:

1. Manipulating the variables would be difficult or impossible.

2. Manipulating the variables would be unethical.
Experiment

a study that: has random assignment, requires researcher to manipulate IV

experiment

a study that satisfies a criteria of random assignment, and the researcher manipulates the IV

Experiment

A research study that satisfies the following:1. Random assignment

2. Researcher manipulates IV

2. Researcher manipulates IV

Experiment

Must have random assignment and the researcher must manipulate the IV

Experiment

A research technique in which satisfies the following 2 criteria:

1. Random Assignment

2 Researcher manipulates the IV

Experiment

A research technique which satisfies the following two criteria

1. Random Assignment

2. Manipulation of the IV

(allows to infer causation)

Experiment

A research technique which satisfies the following criteria:

1. Random assignment

2. Researcher manipulates the independent variable

Positively Skewed Distribution

tail is to the right, few extreme scores, Mean>Median

in a positively skewed distribution the mean...

> median

Positively Skewed Distribution

Tail to right, few high scores

Mean>Median

Positively skewed distribution

distribution with a few extreme HIGH scores

Positively Skewed Distribution

Majority of the data falls to the left of the mean, the tail is on the right side of the graph

Positively Skewed Distribution

Few extreme high scores

Positively Skewed Distribution

a distribution with a few extreme high scores

ex: annual income, hours of sleep yesterday

positively skewed distribution

distribution with a few extreme high scores (tail to the right)

Positively Skewed Distribution

a distribution with a few extreme high scores

Mean>Median

Positively skewed distribution

a distribution that has a few extreme high scores.

Examples: annual income, hours of sleep for all people

Examples: annual income, hours of sleep for all people

Sensitization Effect

occur when subject changes their behavior because they realized what the manipulations are

**Most common reason why within subjects can't be used

Sensitization Effect

occur when subject changes their behavior because they realized what the manipulations are

sensitization effects

when the subjects become aware of the manipulation in a study and such awareness causes the subject to change his/her behavior

Sensitization Effects

occurs when the subjects become aware of the manipulation in a study and such awareness causes the subject to change his/her behavior

sensitization effects

occur when a subject changes their behavior b/c they realize what the manipulations are in a study

Sensitization Effects

Sensitization Effects

Subject realizes what the manipulations are and this awareness changes the behavior

Sensitization effects

occurs when the subject realizes what the manipulations are in a study and this awareness causes the subject to change his/her behavior

Sensitization Effects

Occur when a subject changes their behavior because they realize what the manipulations are in a study.

Must use between subjects design if this occurs..

Two methods of counterbalancing

1. use all combinations

2. use a latin square

what are the two methods of counterbalancing

use all possible treatment orders

use a latin square

Methods of Counterbalancing

a. Use all possible treatment orders (4 or fewer IV levels)

b. Use a Latin Scale (4 or more IV levels)

2 methods of counterbalancing

1. use all possible treatment orders (<4)

2. use a latin square (>4) column = treatment order, rows =subjects

4 properties of measurement scales

1. identity

2. magnitude

3. equal intervals

4. absolute zero

properties of scales of measurements

1) identify (occurs when different entities receive different scores

2) magnitude(occurs when the ordering of values on the scale reflects the ordering of the trait being measured

3) equal intervals(occurs when a difference of 1 on the scale represents the same amount of trait being measured everywhere on the scale

4) absolute zero (occurs when a score of zero indicates complete absence of the trait being measured

Properties of Scales of Measurement

1. Identity

2. Magnitude

3. Equal Interviews

4. Absolute Zero

Properties of Scales of Measurement

1. Identity: occurs when different entities receive different scores

2. Magnitude: occurs when the ordering of the values reflects the ordering of the trait being measured

3. Equal Intervals: occurs when a difference of 1 on the scale means the same amount everywhere on the scale

4. Absolute Zero: occurs when a score of 0 indicates complete absence of the trait being measured

4 properties of scales of measurement

(I'M EA)

1. Interval

2. Magnitude

3. Equal interval

4. Absolute zero

normal distribution

symmetrical bell shape, mean = median

in a normal distribution the mean...

= median

Normal Distribution

Mean=Median

Symmetrical

Normal distribution

a symmetrical bell-shaped distribution

normal distribution

symmetrical pattern of scores on a scale in which a majority of the scores are clustered near the center and a minority are at the extremes

Normal Distribution

Symmetrical and bell-shaped

Normal Distribution

a symmetrical, bell-shaped curve

ex: height, IQ

normal distribution

symmetrical, bell-shaped curve

Normal Distribution

a symmetrical bell-shaped distribution

X=median

Normal Distribution

a symmetrical, bell shaped distribution.

Examples: height (within sex), IQ scores

Examples: height (within sex), IQ scores

when to use the within subjects t-test

used to compare the means from within subjects designs that have 1 IV with exactly 2 levels

When to use between subjects t test

between sub design comparing means

When to use between subjects t-test

when comparing 2 sample means

-each sample has different people

when to use a b/w subjects t-test

used to compare the means for b/w subjects experiments w/ one independent variable that has exactly 2 levels

when to use between subjects t-test

between sub design comparing means, 1 IV, 2 levels

Between subjects t-test

One IV and 2 IV levels

WHEN TO USE: Within Subjects t-test

Comparing means that have one IV with two levels

internal validity

the extent to which your experiment provides a valid test of the relationship between IV and DV

Internal Validity

Extent to which your research provides a valid test of the relationship between the IV and the DV

Internal Validity

the intent to which your research provides valid tests of the relationship between the IV and DV

Type I error

finding an effect of IV on DV when in reality no such effect exists (False Positive)

type 1 error

finding an effect of the Iv on the DV when in reality no such effect exists

Type I Error

Occurs when experiment finds a relationship between the IV?DV variables that does not actually exist (False Positive)

Type 1 error

rejecting the null hypothesis when it is true

Type One Error

Finding an effect when in reality no such effect exists

Type Two Error

Failing to find an effect when in reality an effect does exist

Type 2 error

failing to find an effect of the IV on the DV when in reality an effect does exist (false negative)

Type 2 Error

Failing to find an effect of the IV on the DV when in reality an effect does exist

Type I error

Finding an effect of the IV on the DV when in fact no such relationship existed

Type 2 error

"false negative"

finding no effect of the IV on the DV but when in reality a effect exists

finding no effect of the IV on the DV but when in reality a effect exists

Type I error

Finding an effect of the IV when in reality there was no such effect

Causation

relationship is causal when the change of one variable results in a change of the other

i.e. supply and demand, NOT act and college gpa

causation

we say a causal relationship exists b/w 2 variables when a change in one results in a change in the other.

Causation

Causal relationship exists if a change in one results in an exchange in the other

Causation

We say a causal relationship exists between two variables if a change in one results in a change in the other.

Unlike experiments, the correlational approach does not allow a researcher to determine whether there is a causal relationship.

Unlike experiments, the correlational approach does not allow a researcher to determine whether there is a causal relationship.

Type II error

failing to find an effect of the IV on the DV when in reality an effect does exist (False negative)

Type II Error

Failing to find the effect of the IV on the DV when in reality the effect does exist (falso negative)

Type II Error

Occurs when experiment finds no relationship between the IV/DV variables when one exists in reality (False Negative)

Type II error

accepting the null hypothesis when it is false

Type II Error

Failing to find an effect of the IV on the DV when in reality there is an effect (false negative)

type II error

failing to find an effect of the IV on the DV when in reality an effect does exists

type II error

failing to find an effect of the IV on the when in reality an effect does exist

Type II error

Failing to find an effect of the IV on the DV. Alpha is usually set to .05 (False negative)

Type II errors

Finding no effect of the IV on the DV when in reality there was an effect,

Type II error

Not finding an effect of the IV when in reality there was one.

Hypothesis

prediction

hypothesis

a tentative statement about the relationship between observable variables

hypothesis

An educated guess made to explain an observation or to answer a question

Hypothesis

A tentative statement abou the possible relationship between observable areas

Hypothesis

A tentative statement about the possible relationship between observable areas

The falsifiability criterion for theories

there must be hypothetical facts the theory cannot explain

-must always be able to prove theory false

the falsifiability criterion for theories

for an explanation to be useful it must be able to generate predictions. as such there must be some type of hypothetical facts the theory would not be able to explain. it must always be possible to prove that a scientific theory is false.

The falsifiability criterion for theories

for a theory to be useful it must be able to generate predictions , as such there must be at least hypothetical facts that the theory would NOT be able to explain (falsified)

The falsifiability criterion for theories

-for an explanation to be useful it must be able to generate predictions.

-As such, there must be at least some hypothetical facts that would prove the theory false.

-it must always be possible to prove a scientific theory false.

-As such, there must be at least some hypothetical facts that would prove the theory false.

-it must always be possible to prove a scientific theory false.

Variability in DV

smaller variability gives more power

variability in DV

small variability gives more power

Variability in the DV

low variability in the DV gives more power

sample size

larger sample size gives more power

sample size

larger sample size giver more power

advantage of experiments

allows us to determine cause

Advantage of experiments

allows to infer causation

random selection

every member of the choice population has an equal chance to participate in the study

--Not absolutely necessary

Random Selection

Occurs when every member of the population to which we would like to generalize the results have an equally likely chance of being chosen to participate in the study

Random Selection

Everyone from the choice population has an equal chance of being involved in the study

Random Selection

Everyone in the chosen population has an equal chance of being selected

Random selection

Occurs when every member of the population to which we would like to generalize the results has an equally likely chance to participate in the research

Random Selection

Every member of the population to which we would like to generalize the results has an equally likely chance to participate

random selection

every member of the population to which we would like to generalize the results has an equally likely chance to participation in research

Random Selection

Occurs when every member of the population to which would like to generalize the results has an equally likely chance to particpate in the research

Random selection

occurs when every member of the population we would like to generalize to has an equally likely chance to participate in the research.

random assignment

each participant has an equally likely chance to be assigned to each IV level or treatment order

Random Assignment

Each participant has an equally likely chance to be assigned to each IV level (in a between subjects design) or to each treatment order (in a within subjects design)

random assignment

once the participant for the study have been chosen, random assignment occurs when each participant has an equally likely chance to be assigned to each IV level (in a b/w subjects design) or to each treatment order (w/in subjects design)

Random Assignment

Every subject has an equal chance to be assigned to each treatment or treatment order

random assignment

once the participant for the study have been chosen, random assignment occurs when each participant has an equally likely chance to be assigned to each IV level or to each treatment order

Random Assignment

Participants are randomly assigned to levels of the IV.

Random assignment

Once the participants for the experiment have been selected, random assignment occurs when each participant has an equally likely chance to be assinged to each IV level

random assignment

once the participants for the experiment have been chosen random assignment occurs when each participant has an equally likely chance to be assigned to each IV level

Random Assignment

once the participant for the experiment has been chose, random assignment occurs when each participant has an equally likely chance to be assigned to each IV level (in a subjects design) or to each treatment order (in a within subject design)

Random Assignment

once the participants for the experiment have been chosen, random assignment occurs when each participant has an equally likely chance to be assigned to each IV level (in a between subjects design) or to each treatment order (in a within subjects design)

random assignment

Once the participants for an experiment have been chosen, random assignment occurs when each participant has an equally likely chance to be assigned to each independent variable level (in a between subjects design) or to each treatment order (in a within subject design).

Random Assignment

once the participants for an experiment have been chosen. It occurs when each participants has an equally likely chance to be assign to each IV level (in Between) or to each treatment order (in Within)

carry over effects

occur when effects of one treatment persist when another treatment is introduced

Carry-Over Effects

the influence that is particular treatment or task has on performance in a subsequent treatment or task that follows it

Carry-over Effects

Occur when the treatment of one treatment persists when another one is introduced.

Carry-Over Effects

Effects of one treatment persist when another treatment is introduced

Carry-over effect

occur when effects of one treatment persists when another treatment is introduced

(e.g. disease is cured)

Carry-over Effects

Occur when the effects of one treatment persists when another is introduced.

Used to compare the mean of one sample of data to a standard value.

factors that increase type II errors

nuisance variables, floor/ceiling effects, narrow range of IV

factors that increase type II errors

nuisance variables or any variable other than IV that can have an effect on the DV.

sum of squares

SS=Σ(x-xbar)^2

Sum of squares

SS=∑(X-M)²

Sum of Squares

SUM: (x-xbar)^2

Sum of Squares

SUM: (x-meanx)^{2}

^{}

sum of squares

sigma(X-Xbar)squared

levels of the IV

specific values of the IV that the researcher chooses in an experiment

Levels of the IV

values the researches chooses

Levels of the IV

The specific values of the independent variable that the researcher chooses to use in a study

Levels of (IV)

the specific values of the IV that a researcher chooses to use in the study

Levels of the IV

The specific values of the IV the researcher chooses to use. (mg of dosage, red, blue)

between subjects design

research design in which each subject receives one 1 level of the IV

within subjects design

research design in which each subject recieves all levels of the IV

Between subjects design

A research design in which each subject is assigned to ONE level if the IV

Within Subjects design

Research design in which each subject is assinged to ALL levels of the IV

Between Subject Design

Each subject is assigned to one level of the IV

Within Subjects Design

Each subject is assigned to all levels

Between Subjects Design

Research designs in which each subject is assigned to one level of the independent variable.

Within Subjects design

Research designs in which subjects receives all independent variable levels

quasi experiment

research design in which researcher manipulates IV but fails to have random assignment

Quasi Experiment

Experiment without random assignment

Quasi-Experiment

Researcher manipulates the IV but fails to have random assignment

Quasi-Experiment

research technique in which the researcher manipulates the IV, but which fails to have random assignment

Quasi-Experiment

a research technique in which the researcher manipulates the IV, but fials to have random assignment

Quasi-Experiment

a research techniques, an experiment allows the researcher to infer that there is a causal relationship between the IV and DV the IV, but which fails to have random assignment

Quasi-Experiment

A research technique in which the researcher manipulates the independent variable but which fails to have random assignment.

frequency distribution

graph showing # of times each score occurred in data set

frequency distribution

a graph showing the number of times each score occurred in a data set

Frequency Distribution

Express how often a score occurs in a set of data

Frequency Distribution

graph showing number of times each score occured

Frequency distribution

a graph showing the number of times each score ocured in a data set

absolute zero

occurs when score of zero indicates complete absence of the trait being measured

Absolute Zero

Score of zero indicates complete absence of the trait

absolute zero

occurs when a score of zero indicates complete absence of the trait being measured

(Kelvin vs. Fahrenheit)

Absolute zero

occurs when zero on the scale represents a complete absence of the trait being measured

negatively skewed distribution

tail to left, few extreme low scores, mean<median

in a negatively skewed distribution the mean...

< median

Negatively skewed distribution

distribution with a few extreme LOW scores

Negatively Skewed Distribution

The data mostly fall to the right of the mean and the tail is to the left on the graph

Negatively Skewed Distribution

Few extreme low scores

Negatively Skewed Distribution

a distribution with a few extreme low scores

ex: test scores

negatively skewed distribution

distribution with a few extreme low scores (tail to the left)

Negatively Skewed Distribution

a distribution with a few extreme low scores

Median>Mean

standardized scores

z score, allows comparisons to be made between scores measured on different scales by placing all scores on common scale, z=x-xbar/s

standardized scores

allow comparisons to be made b/w scores measured on different scores by placing all scores on a common scale

standardized scores

Allow comparisons to be made between scores measured on different scales by placing all scores on a common scale.

types of scales of measurement (4)

nominal

ordinal

interval

ratio

types of scales of measurement

1) nominal scale has only the identity property

2)ordinal scale has only the identity and magnitude properties

3)interval scale has only the identity magnitude and equal intervals properties

4)ratio scale has identity, magnitude, equal intervals and absolute zero

Types of Measurement Scales

1. nominal (no numerical value only names)

2. ordinal (categories have a natural ordering)

3. interval (no absolute zero point)

4. ratio (has an absolute zero point)

Types of Scales of Measurement

1. Nominal

2. Ordinal

3. Interval

circumstances when the experimental approach cannot be used

when manipulation of variables is difficult, impossible, or unethical

when random assignment is not available

advantages of within subjects designs

fewer subjects needed to obtain same # of observations

even with equal observations, within subject designs have greater stat. power

advantages of within subjects design

1. fewer subjects needed to obtain the same number of observations

2. even with equal observations with/in subjects design have greater statistical power

Advantages of Within Subject Designs

1. Fewer subjects needed to obtain same number of observations

2. even with = observations, within subjects have greater stat power

Advantages of Within Subjects Design

1. Allows the use of fewer subjects to obtain the same number of observations

2. Allows for greater statistical power than between subjects design

*because of these advantages, it is always best to use a WSD when possible

Advantages of Within Subjects Design

-Fewer subjects; same number of observations

-Greater statistical power

Advantages of Within Subjects Designs

1. Allows the use of fewer subjects to obtain the same number of observations

2. They allow for greater statistical power than between subjects design

Advantages of within subjects design

1. allows the use of fewer subjects to obtain the same number of observations

2. allows for greater statistical power than between subjects design

*preferred over between subjects design

*preferred over between subjects design

take home message for within subject design

when using within subject designs, one must always counterbalance!

if sensitization or carry over would be a problem, between subjects must be used

nuisance variables

any variable other than IV that can influence DV

Nuisance Variables

Any variable other than the IV that can have an effect on the DV

Nuisance Variable

Anything other than the IV that can effect the DV

Nuisance variables

anything other than the IV that can affect the DV

Nuisance Variables

any variable other than the IV that can affect the DV

nuisance variable

Any variable other than the IV that can effect the IV

Independent variable

variable for which the researcher chooses the values

Independent Variable

in an experiment, the researcher chooses values to determine what effect the variable has on the behavior being studied

Independent Variable

Variable for which the researcher chooses the levels

Independent Variable

In an empirical study, the variable for which the researcher chooses values to determine what effect the variable has on the behavior being studied (the dependent variable)

Independent Variable

Researcher determines the value

Independent Variable

Variable for which the researcher determines the value

Independent variable

the variable in an experiment for which the researcher chooses values

Independent variable

The variable in which the researcher chooses to values to be manipulated

Independent Variable

the variable in which the researcher chooses to study

Independent variable

The variable that the researcher chooses the value

problems with within subjects designs

1. practice effects

2. sensitization effect

3. carry over effects

correlation between IV levels (Within subject designs only)

larger correlation gives more power

how to increase stat. power

1. choose IV levels that will max. effect size

2. try to lower variability in data

3. collect more observations (increase sample size)

***3 is most common/effective way

Floor/Ceiling effects

values of DV are so low (floor) or so high (ceiling) that they are unlikely to be affected by IV (causes you to find NO effects)

Floor and Ceiling Effect

Occur when the values of the DV are so low (floor) or so high (ceiling) that they are unlikely to be affected by the IV

floor and ceiling effect

occurs when the values of the DV are so low or so high that they are unlikely to be affected by the IV

Floor/Ceiling Effects

values of the DV are so low or so high that they are unlikely to be affected by the IV

Floor and Ceiling Effect

Values of the DV are so extreme that they are unlikely to be affected by the IV

Ceiling and Floor Effects

the values of the DV are so low (floor) or high (ceiling), that they are likely to be affected by the IV

Floor & Ceiling Effects

occur when the values of the DV are so low (floor effect) or so high (ceiling effect) that the DV is unlikely to be effected by the IV

Floor and Ceiling Effects

those that occur when values of the DV are so low(floor) or so high(ceiling) that the DV is unlikely to be affected by the IV.

Practice Effect and Solution

occur when subjects performance on experimental task changes for better or worse due to experience with task

**Counterbalancing

Narrow range of IV

occurs when values of the IV levels are so similar that effects can't be distinguished

narrow range of the IV

occurs when the values of the IV levels are so similar that their effects cannot be distiguished

Narrow range of the IV

occurs when levels of the IV are so similar that their effects on the DV cannot be distinuished

narrow range of the IV

when levels of the IV are so similar that their effects on the DV cannot be distinguished

Narrow Range of the IV

Occurs when the levels of the IV are so similar that their effects on the DV cannot be distinguished

Can't prove null hypothesis

it is impossible to prove that an IV has no effect on DV

Can't Prove the Null Hypothesis

it is impossible to prove that an IV has no effect on DV- never justified

Can't Prove the Null Hypothesis

You cannot prove that an IV has no effect on a DV

when to use a test of single sample mean

when comparing one sample mean to standard value for which sample is unavailable

WHEN TO USE: Test of a Single Sample Mean

Comparing the mean of a sample to a single standard value

Test of a single sample mean

single sample to standard sample

modus tollens

if p is true, then q is true. Q is not true, therefore p is not true

-both valid and useful to science, used to prove theories false

Modus Tollens

A valid argument form and rule of inference. If P implies Q, and Q is not true, then P cannot be true.

modus tollens

if p is true then q is true if q is not true therefore p is not true

Modus Tollens

if A is true, B is true; but B is false; therefore A is false

Modus tollens

"If p is true, then q is trueQ is not true

Therefore, p is not true"

Both valid and useful to science because it can be used to prove theories false

Therefore, p is not true"

Both valid and useful to science because it can be used to prove theories false

Modus Tollens

If P is true, then Q is true

Q is not True

Therefore, P is not true.

-Both valid and useful in science. Science works by using it to prove other theories false.

Q is not True

Therefore, P is not true.

-Both valid and useful in science. Science works by using it to prove other theories false.

Modus Tollens

If P is true then Q is true; Q is not true therefore P is not true.

Both valid and useful to science.

Science works by using modus tollens to prove theories false.

Both valid and useful to science.

Science works by using modus tollens to prove theories false.

Modus Tollens

If p is true, q is true.

q is not true, therefore p is not true.

Valid and useful to science

alpha

probability of making a type I error given an experiment found an effect of IV on DV

Alpha

the probability level for accepting the difference between the means is not due to number of variables. Usually alpha is set to .05

Alpha

The probability level for accepting that the value of a test statistic was not obtained simply by chance

Alpha

Probability of making a Type One Error

Alpha

the probability of making a Type 1 error given that our experiment failed to find an effect of the IV on the DV

Alpha

the probability level for accepting that a difference between the means is not due to nuisance variables alpha is usually set to 5%.

Alpha

Probability of making a Type I error given that our experiment found an effect of the IV on the DV. Alpha is usually set .05

alpha

the probability of making a type one error given that our experiment found an effect of the IV on the DV. (.05)

Alpha

the probability of making a Type 1 error given that our experiment found an effect of the IV on the DV

usually set to .05

usually set to .05

beta

probability of making a type II error given that our experiment failed to find an effect of IV on DV

Beta

Probability of committing Type II error

Beta

Probability of making a Type Two Error

Beta

the probability of makng a Type 2 error given that our experiment failed to find an effect of the IV on the DV

Beta

the probability of making a Type 2 Error given that our experiment failed to find an effect of the IV on DV

statistical power

probability that a given experiment will find an effect of IV on DV given that effect exists (1-beta)

statistical power

the probability that a given experiment will find an effect on the IV on the DV given that an effect exist

statistical power = 1- beta

Statistical Power

the probability that a given experiment will find an effect of the IV on the DV given that an effect exists

Statistical Power

The probability that the experiment will find an effect of the IV on the DV if an effect exists

LOWERS type II errors

Statistical Power

the probability that your experiment will find an effect of the IV on the DV if the effect exists

Is desirable in an experiment because it prevents Type ll errors

statistical power

the probability that an experiment will find an effect of the IV on the DV given that an effect exists.

**it is desirable for an experiment to have high power because it lowers type 2 errors

Affirming the consequent

if p is true, then q is true.

q is true, therefore p is true.

- may be outlying reasons but increases belief little by little

affirming the consequent

if p is true then q is true, q is true therefore p is true

Affirming the Consequent

If p is true, then q is true.

Q is true.

Therefore, p is true.

Therefore, p is true.

Invalid form of logic.

Affirming the Consequent

1)If p is true, then q is true 2)q is true 3)Therefore, p is true

Invalid form of argument

Invalid form of argument

Affirming the consequent

"If p is true, q is trueQ is true

Therefore, p is true"

Invalid form of argument because a correct prediction does not prove the theory to be true (it is logically impossible to prove a theory true)

Therefore, p is true"

Invalid form of argument because a correct prediction does not prove the theory to be true (it is logically impossible to prove a theory true)

Affirming the Consequent

If P is true, then Q is true

Q is true

Therefore, P is true

-invalid form of logic because it is logically impossible to prove that a theory is true.

Q is true

Therefore, P is true

-invalid form of logic because it is logically impossible to prove that a theory is true.

Affirming the consequent

If p is true then q is true

q is true. Therefore p is true

Logically impossible to prove a theory is true. However, if a theory makes a prediction and the prediction is true, then it increases the belief in the theory

Affirming the consequent

if P is true then Q is true: Q is true, therefore P is true.

Affirming the consequent is an invalid form of argument. Because it is invalid, this means it is logically impossible to prove that a theory is true.

However, if a theory makes a prediction, and the prediction is true, then it increases our belief in the theory a little bit.

Affirming the consequent is an invalid form of argument. Because it is invalid, this means it is logically impossible to prove that a theory is true.

However, if a theory makes a prediction, and the prediction is true, then it increases our belief in the theory a little bit.

stat power is desirable. why?

high stat power desirable because it prevents type II errors

effect size

the magnitude of relationship between IV and DV

-larger effect size = more power

Effect Size

Magnitude of Relationship between IV and DV

effect size

the magnitude of the effect the IV has on the DV

modus ponens

if p is true, then q is true. p is true, therefore q is true.

valid argument but not useful to science

modus ponens

if p is true then q is true. p is true therefore q is true

Modus Ponens

A --> B

A

therefore B

Modus ponens

"If p is true, then a is trueP is true

Therefore, q is true"

Valid form of argument but not useful to science because it assumes theory is true

Therefore, q is true"

Valid form of argument but not useful to science because it assumes theory is true

Modus Ponens

if P is true then Q is true

P is true

Therefore, Q is true.

-if the first two statements are true. then the conclusion must be true.

- it is a valid argument but not useful to science because it assumes that the theory is true.

P is true

Therefore, Q is true.

-if the first two statements are true. then the conclusion must be true.

- it is a valid argument but not useful to science because it assumes that the theory is true.

modus ponens

If P is true then Q is true; P is true, therefore Q is true.

Modus ponens is a valid argument, but is not useful to science because it assumes the theory is true.

Modus ponens is a valid argument, but is not useful to science because it assumes the theory is true.

ratio scale

Has ALL properties.

All math is meaningful.

example: weight in lbs, temp in K, # correct on exam

Ratio scale

has the identity, magnitude, equal intervals, and absolute zero identities

ex: lbs, exam scores, kelvin

factors determining stat power (5)

1. alpha level

2. effect size

3. variability in DV

4. sample size

5. correlation between IV levels (within subject only)

Factors determining stat power

Correlation between IV levels (within only)

Alpha

Variability in DV

Effect Size

Sample Size

ordinal scale

only identity and magnitude

No math is meaningful.

example) bball rankings

Ordinal scale

has only the identity and magnitude properties

ex: basketball rankings

Identity

occurs when different entities receive different scores (weights)

Identity

Different entities receive different scores

identity

occurs when different entities receive different scores

water bottle = 5 lbs does not equal a feather

Identity

occurs when different entities receive different scores.

magnitude

occurs when the ordering of values on the scale reflect the ordering of the trait being measured

Magnitude

Ordering of the values reflects the ordering of the trait being measured

magnitude

occurs when the ordering of the values reflects the ordering of the trait being measured

(6 lbs > 1 lb)

Magnitude

equal intervals

occurs when a difference of one on the scale reps the same amount of the trait being measured everywhere on the scale

Equal Intervals

Difference of 1 on the scale means the same everywhere

equal intervals

occurs when a difference of one on the scale means the same amount everywhere on the scale

(Bball league: NBA>>> 3rd grade>2nd grade)

equal intervals

occurs when a difference of 1 on the scale represents the same amount of the trait being measured everywhere on the scale.

nominal scale

only Identity.

no math is meaningful

example: zip codes, jersey numbers

Nominal Scales

only have the identity property

Ex: football jersey numbers, zip codes

alpha level

larger alpha gives more power, but can't increase alpha because it would increase type I errors

Alpha level

The probability level for accepting that the value of a test statistic was not obtained simply by chance.

alpha level

larger alpha gives more power - however we cannot increase alpha because it is the probability of making a type 1 error

interval scale

only identity, magnitude, equal intervals.

addition and subtraction meaningful.

example: degrees F or C

Interval Scale

has only the identity, magnitude, and equal interval properties

ex: fahrenheit, celcius

factors producing Type I errors

1. regression to the mean

2. confounds

Factors producing Type I errors

1. Regression to the mean – tendency for extreme values of a variable to fall closer to the group mean when retested.

2. Confounds – a nuisance variable that varies non-randomly with the IV

Confounds can produce both type 1 and 2 errors.

2. Confounds – a nuisance variable that varies non-randomly with the IV

Confounds can produce both type 1 and 2 errors.

regression to the mean

tendency of the extreme value to fall closer to group mean when retested

Regression of the Mean

The tendency for extreme values of a variable to fall closer to the group mean when re-tested

Regression to Mean

tendency of extreme scores to fall closer to group mean when retested

regression to the mean

tendency for extreme values of a variable to fall close to the group mean when re-tested

Regression to the mean

The tendency for extreme values of a variable to fall closer to the group mean when retested

control group

group of subjects in a between subject design that receives a treatment we know is ineffective at manipulating the DV --> Placebo

Control Group

A group of subjects in a between subjects design that receives a treatment we know is ineffective at manipulating the DV

Control Group

Receives a treatment we know is ineffective- allows us to see if treatment is really effective

Control Group

a group of subjects in a between subjects design that receives a treatment we know is ineffective at changing the DV

Makes sure effects are not due to regression to the mean

control group

group of subjects, in a between subjects design, that receives a treatment we know is ineffective at changing the DV

Logic of experimentation ruined by counfounds

the logic of experimentation breaks down if you have a confound because it could either be the confound or the IV responsible for the change in the DV

Types of Counfounds

a. confounds due to subject assignment (subs at different IV levels differ on some variable prior to the manipulation of IV)

b. confounds due to manipulation of IV (unanticipated changes that accompany the changes of IV)

External Validity

the extent to which the findings of a study can be applied outside the research situation

External validity

extent to which the results of experiment can be generalized

External Validity

The extent to which the results of a study can be applied outside the research situation

External Validity

The extent to which the results of your research can be applied outside the research situation

External validity

the extent in which your research can be applied outside of the research situation

External Validity

the extent to which the results of your research can be applied outside the research

Confound

nuisance variable that varies non randomly with the IV

Confound

A nuisance variable that varies non-randomly with the IV. Can produce Type I and Type II error.

Confound

a nuisance variable that varies non randomly with the IV

Produce both Type l and ll Errors

Confound

A nuisnace varialbe that varies nonrandomly with the IV

Confound

a nuisance variable that varies non-randomly with the IV

Confounds can produce both type 1 and 2 errors.

Confounds can produce both type 1 and 2 errors.

Random Factor

an IV whose levels were chosen randomly from a population of possible values (May be generalized to ALL values in population)

Random Factor

An IV whose levels were chosen randomly from a population of possible values.

Ex. Vitamin C on math scores 340, 678, 932

Ex. Vitamin C on math scores 340, 678, 932

random factor

an IV whose levels were chosen randomly from a population of possible values

Random Factor

A level of the IV chosen randomly from population of levels

random factor

an iv whose levels were chosen rendomly from a population of possible values

Random Factor

An IV whose levels were chosen randomly.

If a reliable effect of a random factor is found, the researcher is permitted to generalize the effect to all the levels in the pop;ulatio

Random factor

IV levels that are chosen randomly

Fixed Factor

IV whose levels were chosen non randomly (does not allow generalization to other levels)

Fixed Factor

An IV whose levels were chosen non-randomly.

Ex. Vitamin C on math scores; 0, 500, 1000

Ex. Vitamin C on math scores; 0, 500, 1000

fixed factor

an Iv whose levels were chosen non-randomly

Fixed Factor

Level of the IV that was not chosen randomly from a population of levels

Fixed Factor

an IV whose levels were chosen non-randomly - cannot be generalized outside levels tested

Fixed Factor

An IV whose levels were chosen non-randomly

Fixed factors does not allow generalization to other levels

Demand Characteristics

Aspects of study that indicate to subjects how they are expected to respond

Demand characteristics

Aspects of a study that indicate to a subject as to how they should respond

Between Subjects Experiment

Experiments in which each subject receives only one level of the independent variable

Subjects agree to participate; subjects are not coerced into participation; subject should be fully informed about purpose of experiment when deciding whether to participate; in deception experiments, subjects should be fully informed about true nature of experiment at conclusion; gains to science from experiment should outweigh harm done to subjects; subjects should be warned of any potential harmful effects of experiment; subject data should be kept confidential; all reports of the data must be accurate

Ethical principles to consider when conducting psychological research (4)

Levels of the independent variable

the actual values of the independent variable that the experimenter chooses to use in an experimental study

levels of independent variables

the specific values of the IV that a researcher chooses to use in an experiment

Levels of the Independent Variable

The actual values of the independent variable that the experimenter chooses to use in an empirical study

Levels of the Independent Variable

Specific values of the IV

levels of the independent variable

specific values of the IV that the researcher chooses to use in a study

Levels of the independent variable

the specific values of the IV that a researcher chooses to use in study

Levels of the independent variable

The specific values of the independent variable that a researcher chooses to use in an experiment.

Levels of the independent variable

specific values of the IV that the researcher chooses

Factors Determining Statistical Power

1. Alpha Level

2. Effect Size

3. Variability of the DV

4. Sample Size

5. Correlation between the IV levels

2. Effect Size

3. Variability of the DV

4. Sample Size

5. Correlation between the IV levels

Factors determining statistical power

C-correlational between the IV

A-alpha

V-variability in the DV

E-effect size

S-sample size

Factors determining statistical power (5)

Correlation between IV levels (within only)

Alpha

Variability in DV

Effect Size

Sample Size

5 Factors determining Statistical Power

1. Correlation between IV levels

2. Alpha Size

3. Variability in the DV

4. Effect Size

5. Sample Size

Factors Determining Statistical Power

1. alpha level

2. Effect size

3. Variability in the DV

4. Sample Size

5. In Within Subjects Designs: Correlation between the IV levels

2. Effect size

3. Variability in the DV

4. Sample Size

5. In Within Subjects Designs: Correlation between the IV levels

5 factors determining statistical power

S.ample size

Alpha level

Variability in the DV

Effect size

Correlation between IV levels

(SAVE C)

Experimenter Expectancy Effect (Rosenthal Effect)

A demand characteristic that occurs when subjects change their behavior due to unintentional cues from the researcher

Ex. Clever horse

Ex. Clever horse

Experimenter expectancy effect (Rosenthal effect)

a demand characteristic that occurs when subjects change their behaviors due to unintentional cues from the researcher

How confounds break logic of experiment

Logic breaks down if you have a confound because it could either be the confound or the IV that is responsible for any changes in the DV

Types of Confounds

Confound due to subject Assignment

types of confounds

1. during subjects assignment: when subjects at the different IV levels differ on some variable prior to IV manipulation

2. confounds due to the manipulation of the IV: occurs when additional unanticipated changes accompany IV manipulation

confound types

a. due to subject assignment

b. due to IV manipulation

Types of Confounds

1. Confounds due to subject assignment

2. Confounds due to manipulation of the IV

Types of Confounds

1. Confounds due to subject assignment: these occur when the subjects at the different IV levels differ on some variable prior to IV manipulation

2. Confounds due to manipulations of the IV

types of confounds

1. Confounds due to subjects assignment: occurs when the subjects at the different IV levels differ on the same variable prior to the IV manipulation.

Random assignment is the key to overcoming subject assignment confounds.

Random assignment is the key to overcoming subject assignment confounds.

Confound due to subject assignment

These occur when subjects at the different IV levels differ on some variable prior to IV manipulation

Investigation

A research technique that does not allow a researcher to infer causation

Investigation

A research technique that does not allow the researcher to infer causation (opposite if experiment)

Investigation

Not allowed to say causation

Investigation

a research technique that doesn't allow the researcher to infur causation

Modus Pones

P = Theory

Q = Hypothesis

IF P is true then Q is true

Valid argument but not useful to science because it assumes the theory is true

Q = Hypothesis

IF P is true then Q is true

Valid argument but not useful to science because it assumes the theory is true

Placebo Effect

demand characteristic that occurs when subjects change their behavior as a result of their expectation that change should occur

Placebo Effect

deman characteristic that occurs when subjects change their behavior as a result of their expectation that change should occur

Placebo Effect

A phenomenon whereby the expectation that a treatment will have an effect may produce the effect, even though the treatment has no therapeutic effect

Placebo Effect

a demand characteristic that occurs when subjects change their behavior because of their expectation that change should occur

Placebo effect

subjects change their behavior due to their own expectation that change should occur

Placebo Effect

demand characteristic that occurs when subjects change their behavior because of their expectation that change effect

Ways to overcome Placebo and Rosenthal Effect

1. Single Blind Study (Subject doesn't know which treatment they received) (Placebo Effect Solution)

2. Double Blind Study (Neither subject nor person administering the treatments knows which treatment the subject receives) (Solutions to both the Placebo and Rosenthal effect)

ways to overcome placebo and rosenthal effects

1. single blind study

2. double blind study

Ways to overcome Placebo and Rosenthal effects

1. single blind experiment: researcher but NOT the subjects knows which IV level the subject received

2. double blind experiment: neither subject nor researcher knows which IV level the subject receives

Ways to overcome Placebo and Rosenthal effects

- Single Blind Experiment: Researcher but NOT the subjects, knows which IV level the subject receieved
- Double Blind Experiment: Neither subjects nor researcher knows which IV level the subject receives

Ways to Overcome the Rosenthal and Placebo Effects

-Single-Blind Experiment

-Double-Blind Experiment

-Double-Blind Experiment

Ways to overcome Placebo and Rosenthal effects

1. Single blind experiment: an experiment in which the researcher but not the subject knows which condition the subject received

( overcome Placebo)

2. double blind experiment: an experiment in which neither the subject nor person giving the treatment to the subjects know which conditon the subject resolved

(overcome both Placebo and Rosenthal)

Ways to overcome Placebo and Rosenthal effects

1. single blind experiment-an experiment in which the researcher not the subject knows which condition the subject received

* this overcomes Placebo effect but NOT Rosenthal effect

Ways of Overcoming Placebo & Rosenthal Effects

1. Single Blind Study

2. Double Blind Study

3. Hawthorne Effect

Ways to overcome placebo and rosenthal effects

1. single blind study - researchers knows IV level - solves placebo effect

2. double blind - neither giver nor receiver knows IV level - solves both placebo and rosenthal effects

Ways to overcome Placebo and Rosenthal Effects

1. Single Blind Study- a study in which only the researcher knows what IV level the subject is receiving

2. Double Blind Study- a study in which neither the researcher or subject knows what IV they are receiving

2. Double Blind Study- a study in which neither the researcher or subject knows what IV they are receiving

Hawthorne Effect

demand characteristic that occurs when subjects change their behavior because they know they are being observed

Hawthorne Effect

The subject behaves differently when they know they are being studied

hawthorne effect

demand characteristic that occurs when subjects change their behavior bc they know they are being observed

Hawthorne effect

a demand characteristic that occurs when subjects change there behavior because they know they are being deserved

Hawthorne effect

subjects change their behavior because they are being watched

Novelty Effect

Occurs when the DV is influenced by the IV only because the IV is something new

novelty effect

occurs when the dv is influenced by the IV only bc the IV is something new

Novelty Effect

IV affects DV only because IV is something new

Novelty Effect

DV is influenced only because the IV is something new

Novelty Effect

Occurs when an IV is effective only b/c the IV is something new

Novelty effect

Occurs when an IV is effected only because it is something new.

when can the experimental approach not be used

1. difficult or impossible to manipulate the IV.

2. unethical to manipulate the IV.

3. Random assignment cannot be done.

when can the experimental approach not be used??

1. difficult/impossible to manipulate variables

2. unethical to manipulate variables

3. random assignment cannot be done

Experimental approach cannot be used when

1. Difficult/impossible to manipulate the IV (age, sex, SES)2. Unethical to manipulate IV (smoking, abuse)

3. Subjects cannot be randomly assigned (due to previous circumstances (fourth graders))

3. Subjects cannot be randomly assigned (due to previous circumstances (fourth graders))

advantage of the experimental approach

in contrast to all other research methods an experiment allows a researcher to infer a causal relationship b/w the IV and the DV

Advantage of experimental approach

Allows cause to be determined

Advantage of the experimental approach

allows a researcher to infer a causal relationship between the IV and the DV

advantage of the experimental approach

allows the researcher to infer causation

Advantage of experimental approach

An experiment allows the researcher to infer a causal relationship between the IV and DV

Advantage of the Experimental Approach

Allows researcher to infer a causal relationship

types of distributions

Normal: a symmetric, bell-shaped distribution, a positively skewed distribution

compare and contrast the mean and median

the mean is appreciated for more by extreme score than is the median. as such the median is often a more useful descriptive statistic than the median is skewed distributions

Compare and contrast mean and median

1. effects of extreme scores - mean is more affected by extreme scores

2. consistency across repeated samples - mean provides more consistent results across repeated samples

3. ease of calculations

sum of squares formula

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Sum of Squares Formula

SS = Sum of (x - xbar)^2

how to increase the statistical power

collect more observations

How to increase Statistical Power

-IV levels maximizing the effect size

-Lowering variability in the DV

-Increase sample size

Increasing statistical power

1. Choose IV levels that will maximize effect size

2. Try to lower the variability of the DV

3. Increase sample size (most common)

how is the logic of experimentation ruined by confounds?

in experimentation we presume that the IV levels differ only in the Iv manipulations the logic breaks down if you have a confound b/c the IV that is responsible for any changes in the DV

how is the logic of experimentation ruined by confounds?

How is the logic of experimentation ruined by confounds?

If you have a confound in your experiment the logic of experimentation breaks down because it could either be the confound or the IV that caused any changes in the DV

how is the logic of experimentation ruined by confounds

it is impossible to know if it was the confound or the IV that had an effect on the DV

experimenter expectancy effect

a demand characteristic that occurs when a subject changes their behavior due to unintentional cues from the researcher

Sample a subset of population (group selected to participate in study).

Negative Distribution

Tail to left, few low scores, Mean<Median

Negative distribution

Distribution that has few low scores

Mean Vs. Median

Mean is affected by extreme scores.

Median often more useful descriptive stat than mean.

median

the score that falls exactly in the center of a distribution of scores

Median

The middle number in a set of chronologically ordered data

more useful descriptive statistic in skewed distributions

* mean is far more affected by extreme scores than the median is, so median is often a more useful descriptive stat in skewed distribution

* mean: always closest to the tail

* mean provides more consistent results across repeated samples than the median

* mean is usually easier to calculate than the median

mean vs. median

Mean vs Median

Mean: average value of a group of numbers

Median- the middle number in a group of numbers arranged from low to high

Mean is more affected by extreme scores

Practice Effects

occur when subjects performance on experimental task changes for better or worse due to experience with task

Practice effects

performance improving over time

Practice Effect

A carryover effect in which participants perform better on a task in later conditions because they have had a chance to practice

practice effects

occur when a subjects performance on the experimental task changes either for the better or worse as a result of experience with the task

Practice Effects

A subject's performance chances as result of experience

Practice Effects

Occur when the subject's performance on the experimental task changes (either for better or worse) as a result of experience with the test

Practice effects

occur when the subjects performance on the experimental task changes as a result of experience with the task

Function of Latin Square

Method of counterbalancing. Assigns treatment orders in grid.

function of a latin square

has as many columns and as many rows as there are IV levels. Rows represent subjects and columns represent treatment orders. Treatments are placed in every cell such that every treatment appears only once in every column and every row

function of Latin Square

Method of counterbalancing. Assigns treatment orders in grid. (solves practice effects)

Function of a Latin Square

What is the function of a Latin Square?

function: solve practice effects (counterbalancing)

Figure: Has as many columns and rows as there are IV levels.

Function of a Latin Square

used to control for Practice Effects

Rosenthal Effect

demand characteristic that occurs when subjects change behavior due to unintentional cues from researcher

Rosenthal Effect

A demand characteristic that occurs when subjects change their behavior due to unintentional cues form the researcher.

When to use within sub t test

within sub design comparing means

When to use between subject one way ANOVA

used to compare means from between sub design that have one IV with more than 2 levels

When to use within subjects one way ANOVA

used to compare means from within subjects designs that have one IV with more than 2 levels

Between subjects One-Way ANOVA

1 IV, more than 2 IV levels

Why do an ANOVA instead of multiple t tests?

1. multiple t tests are more work

2. Multiple t tests lead to type I error rate inflations

Why do an ANOVA instead of multiple t-tests? 2

1. More Work

2. Inflates the probability of type I error

Why do an ANOVA instead of Multiple t-tests

1. Multiple t-tests would be more work

2. Multiple t-test leads to type 1 error rate inflammation

Why do an ANOVA instead of multiple t-tests?

1. More Work

2. Inflates type I errors

Why do an ANOVA instead of multiple t-tests?

-Multiple t-tests are more work

-Multiple t-tests inflate the Type 1 Error Rate

-Multiple t-tests inflate the Type 1 Error Rate

Why do an ANOVA instead of multiple t-tests?

1. They are more work

2. leads to type I error rate inflation

MStreat measures?

measure of the variability in DV due to the IV and error

What MStreat measures

Variability in the DV due to the IV and error

MSw measures what?

the variability in the DV due to ONLY error

F measures what?

how much greater MStreat is than MSw and thus whether the IV is affecting the DV

What F measures

How much greater MStreat is than MSwithin and thus whether the IV is having an effect on the DV

Factorial Design

a design in which there is more than one IV, and every IV level is present at all levels of the other other IV's

Factorial Design

has more than one IV and every IV is present at all levels of the other IVs

Main Effect

The independent effect of one IV on the DV in the Factorial Design

Main Effect

Independent effect of one IV on the DV in a factoral design

Main Effect

Independent effect of one IV on the DV in a facotiral design

Interaction

occurs when effects of one IV on the DV change depending on the level of another IV

Interaction

when the effect of one IV on a DV change depending on the level of another IV

Interaction

Occurs when the effect of one IV on the DV changes depending on the level of another IV

Interaction

Interaction

the effect of an IV on the DV changes depending on the level of another IV

Between Subjects Factorial ANOVA

When to use: used to compare the means from between subjects designs that have 2 IV's

Between subjects Factorial ANOVA

2 IV's

when to use a correlational design

when manipulating the IV would be difficult, impossible, or unethical

Time series Design

a class of quasi-experiments in which the performance of a single group of subjects is measured both before and after some experimental manipulation

time series design

a research design that involves measurements made over some period of time

time series design

A sequence of data points measured typically at successive points in time apaced at uniform time intervals

Time series design

A within subjects design in which the performance of a single group of subjects is measured both before and after some experimental treatment

Time Series design

A within subjects desing in which the performance of a single group of subjects is measured both before and after some experimental treatment

Time Series Design

within subjects design inwhich the performance of a single root of subjects is measured both before and after some experimental treatment

Time-series designs

A within subjects design which examines the DV over extended periods of time both before and after the IV is implemented.

Time Series Design

a design in which there is more than one IV and evrey IV level is present at all levels of the other IV's

Time Series Design

research designs in which a single group of subjects is tested on the DV prior to some IV manipulation and also treated on the DV afterwards

single group, pretest posttest design

a time series design in which only one measurement of the DV is made prior to IV manipulation and only one measurement is made afterwards

Single group, pretest-posttest design

a design in which a single group of participants takes a pretest, then receives some treatment, and finally takes a posttest;

problem=lack of comparison group

Single Group Pretest-Posttest Design

A time series design in which only one measurment of the DV is made prior to the IV manipulation and only one measurement is made after words

Single group, pretest-posttest design

A time series design in which only one measurement of the dependent variable is made before treatment and only one measurement of the dependent variable is made after treatment

Single Group, Pretest-posttest design

Time series designs in which only one test of DV is given before and after the treatment

Single Group, Pretest-Posttest design

a time series design in which only one test of the DV is made before treatment and only one test is made after

***problems: Practice effects, Placebo effects, regression to the mean are all left uncontrolled

***problems: Practice effects, Placebo effects, regression to the mean are all left uncontrolled

Problems with single group pretest posttest designs

regression to the mean, practice effects, placebo effects

Interrupted Time Series Design

a time series design in which more than one measurement of the DV is made prior to IV manipulation and more than one measurement is made afterwards

Interrupted time series design

a quasi-experimental study that measures people repeatedly on a dependent variable before, during, and after the "interruption" caused by some event

Interrupted Time Series Design

A time series design in which more than one measurment of the DV is made prior to IV manipulation and more than one measurmentis made after

Interrupted time series design

A time series design in which several measurements of the dependent variable are taken prior to independent variable manipulation and several measurements are made afterwards

Interrupted Time Series design

a time series design in which several measurements of the DV are taken prior to IV manipulation and several measurements are made afterwards

Problems: placebo effects, confounds

Interrupted Time Series Design

More than one measurement of DV is made before IV manipulation and more than one measurement is made afterward

Advantages and Disadvantages of interrupted time series designs

advantage: controls for regression to mean and possibly for practice effects

disadvantage: placebo effects and possible confounds with IV manipulation can still explain results

advantages and disadvantages of interrupted time series designs

advantage: controls for regression to mean and possible for practice effects

disadvantage: placebo effects and possible confounds with IV manipulation can still explain results

Non-equivalent before-after design:

Quasi Experiment, but not time series, a design in which a pretest and post test (before and after IV manipulation) are given to two non-randomly assigned groups of subjects. The difference between the pre-test and posttest serves as the DV

Non-equivalent Before After Design

a quasi experiment in which a pretest and a posttest are given to two non randomly assigned groups of subjects. The difference between pre-test and post test scores serves as the DV

Non-Equivalent Before After Design

A design in which a pretest (before IV manipulation) and a post test (after IV manipulation) are given to two non randomly assigned groups of subjects. The differences between the pretest and post test serves as the DV

Non equivalent before after design

A design in which a pre-test (before independent variable manipulation) and a post-test (after independent variable manipulation) are given to two non-randomly assigned groups of subjects. The difference between the pre-test and the post-test serves as the dependent variable

non-equivalent Before-after design

a design in which a pretest (before IV manipulation) and a post test (after IV manipulation) are given to two non-randomly assigned groups of subjects

The difference between the pretest and post test serves as the DV

Problem: floor and ceiling effects

non-equivalent Before-after design

a quasi-experiment design in which a pretest (before IV manipulation) and a post test (after IV manipulation) are given to two non-randomly assigned groups of subjects

The difference between the pretest and post test serves as the DV

Problem: floor and ceiling effects

Non-equivalent before after design

a design in which a pretest (before) IV manipulation and a post test (after IV manipulation) are given to non-randomly assigned groups of subjects. The difference between the post test and pretest scores serves as the DV.

Problem with non equivalent before after designs

an essential assumption of this design is that all of the items on the DV must be equally difficult (that is almost never the case)

Ex Post Facto Design

a design in which the researcher uses archival data to study an event that occurred in the past

ex post facto design

a between-subjects design with at least 2 groups of participants that uses a subject variable or that creates nonequivalent groups

ex post facto design

a non experimental research technique in which preexisting groups are compared on some dependent variable

advantage and disadvantage of participant observation

allows access to groups who are not observable otherwise (advantage), the participation of the researcher may alter the groups behavior because the researcher could influence the group (disadvantage)

Positive aspects of naturalistic Observation (6)

1. often allows data collection impossible to obtain otherwise

2. high in ex. valid.

3. can be used to verify ex. valid. of experiment

4. relatively uncomplicated

5. excellent starting point for generating research ideas testable by other methods

6. studies behavior as it unfolds over time

negative aspects of naturalistic observation (5)

1. practical problems with data gathering

*** diff. to observe/record @ same time

*** can be very time consuming

2. observing can change behavior (don't let them know or habituate)

3. observor bias can influence results

4. likely unethical sometimes

5. cannot be used to determine causation

Correlation Coefficient

a statistic used to express the direction and strength of linear relationships between 2 variables measured on an interval or ratio scale

Correlation coefficient

a statistic used to indicate the direction and the strength of the linear relationship between two variables measured on an interval or ratio scale

Correlation Coefficient

Possible values of a correlation coefficient

+1.00 to -1.00

Possible values of a correlation coefficient

statistics showing the strength of the relationship. (-1.00 to +1.00)

values of a correlation coefficient

varies from +1 (perfect positive relationship) to -1 (meaning a perfect negative relationship