Developmental Psychology

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Developmental Psychology

Lecture 3 Notes: includes continuation of research methods, and introduction of developmental psychology

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University Of Connecticut
Psyc 1103 - General Psychology II (Enhanced)

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PSYCH 1103 1st Edition Lecture 3 Outline of Last Lecture I. History and Methods a. Functionalism b. Behaviorism II. Research Methods III. Experimental Issues Outline of Current Lecture IV. Sampling a. Who should be in your study? b. Random sampling c. Other sampling strategies V. Research Tools a. Low tech b. High tech VI. Developmental Psychology a. Definition b. Early development Current Lecture I. Sampling a. Who should be in your study? i. Members of whatever group you are studying ii. Population: group under study iii. Sample: individuals who actually participate in your study 1. Sample comes from that population b. Random sampling i. Goes with population to individual people who are going to be in your 1. What you do with them is still undefined ii. Has nothing to do with confounds iii. Don’t even have to have an experiment for sampling iv. Vs. random assignment 1. How those people are going to get distributed 2. How we assign people to certain conditions 3. Deals with experimentation 4. Trying to create a non-confounding situation c. Other sampling strategies i. Stratification

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