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Case study

An in depth study of one individual

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Causality

A relationship such that variation in one dimension soon produces variation in another

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Clinically significant

An association large enough to have some practical importance

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Correlation

A relationship in which two variables or dimensions covert when measured repeatedly

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Correlation coefficient

A numerical index of the degree of correlation between two variables

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Dependent variable

The variable measured as the outcome of an experiment the effect in a cause effect relationship

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Descriptive statistics

Statistic used to describe or characterize one group

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Experience sampling

A method in which people report repeatedly on their current experiences

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Experimental control

The holding constant of variables that are not being manipulated

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Experimental method

The methods in which one variable us manipulated to test fur casual influence on another variable

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Experimental personality research

A study involving a personality factor and an experimental factor

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Generality

The degree to which conclusions apply to many people

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Idiographic

Relating to an approach that focuses on a particular person across situations

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Independent variable

The variable manipulated in a. Experiment and tested as the cause in a cause and effect relationship

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Inferential statistics

Statistics used to judge whether a relationship exists between variables

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Interaction

A finding in which the effect of one predictor variable differs depending on the level of another predictor variable

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Main effect

A finding in which the effect of one predictor variable is independent of other variables

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Multi factorial study

A study with two or more predictor variables

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Personology

The study of the whole person

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Practical significance

Association large enough to have practice importance

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Random assignment

The process of putting ppl randomly in groups of experiment so their characteristics balance out across groups

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Statistical significance

The likelihood of an obtained effect occurring when there is no true effect

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Third variable problem

The possibility that an unmeasured variable caused variations in both of two correlated variables

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Variable

A dimension along which two or more variations exist