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research methods and designs


Lecture number:
3
Pages:
2
Type:
Lecture Note
School:
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Course:
Psy 322 - Abnormal Psychology

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Psych 322 Lecture 3 Outline of Last Lecture I Behavioral and biological perspectives Outline of Current Lecture II Research methods and designs Current Lecture II Research methods Basic components Hypothesis Research design Dependent variable Independent variable Statistical significance statistical analysis to determine if numbers are actually different and if change took place Clinical significance does this change make a real difference in the person s life Research designs 1 Single subject designs The opportunity to work with individual directly the subject serves as control rather than using group Downfall individual may have special factors not taken into account which can skew findings 2 Correlational design relationship between two variables and looking to see if there is a relationship or not between those variables 3 Epidemiological design studies the patterns causes effects of health and disease conditions Literally the study upon the people However these patterns aren t necessarily causal there are many other factors to consider 4 Experimental planning a study to meet specified objectives Manipulation of a variable IV to observe effects on another variable DV Design possibilities group designs single case experimental design comparative treatment research Group designs observe a group to see if changes occur criterion group treatment group control group no manipulation eliminates placebo placebo group sham treatment double blind conditions These notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor s lecture GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes not as a substitute Comparative treatment research treatment outcome studies Each group gets some kind of treatment Compare one treatment to another to see if one is better faster or to look at the process not just the outcome 5 Genetics research conducted by investigators to generate knowledge about genes and or the genetic basis of disease ie heredity Types of these studies family



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