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Psyc 3620 - Developmental Psy
Developmental Psy Documents

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PSYC 3620 Developmental Psychology Ch 3 Vocabulary 1 basic research research that has the primary goal of adding to our body of knowledge rather than having immediate application 2 applied research research that has the primary goal of solving problems or improving the human condition 3 scientific method the process of formulating testing hypotheses in a rigorous objective manner 4 hypothesis a prediction often based on theoretical ideas or observations that is tested by the scientific method 5 operationalize to define a concept in a way that allows it to be measured 6 reliability the ability of a measure to produce consistent results 7 validity the ability of a research tool to accurately measure what it purports to measure 8 interrater reliability a measure of consistency in the data gathered by multiple observers 9 generalize to draw inferences from the findings of research on a specific sample about a larger group or population 10 population a set that includes everyone in a category of individuals that we are interested in studying 11 representative sample a group of participants in a research study who have individual characteristics in the same distribution that exists in the population 12 event sample a data collection technique in which a researcher records information about all occurrences of a coherent set of behaviors being investigated 13 time sample a data collection technique in which a researcher observes an individual for a predetermined period of time records the occurrence of specific behaviors of interest to the research during that period 14 checklist a prepared list of behaviors characteristics or judgments used by observers to assess a child s development 15 survey a data collection technique that asks respondents to answer a common set of questions 16 questionnaires a written form of a survey 17 interviews a data technique in which an interviewer poses questions to a respondent 18 clinical interview an interview technique in which the



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