Flashcards in Vocab 2-1 Deck (10)
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Naturalistic observation

Research method in which the psychologist observes the subject in a natural setting without interfering

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Case study

Research method that involves an intensive investigation of one or more participants

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Survey

Research method in which information is obtained by asking many individuals a fixed set of questions

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Longitudinal study

Research method in which data are collected about a group of participants over a number of years to assess how certain characteristics change or remain the same during development

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Cross sectional study

Research method in which data are collected from groups of participants of different different ages and compared so that conclusions can be drawn about differences due to age

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Correlation

The measure of a relationship between two variables or sets of data

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Hypothesis

An educated guess about the relationship between two variables

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Variable

Any factor that is capable of change

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Experimental group

The group to which an independent variable is applied

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Control group

The group that is treated in the same way as the experimental group except that the experimental treatment (the independent variable) is not applied