Flashcards in Research Strategies Deck (12):
A statement of the procedures or ways in which a researcher is going to measure behaviors or qualities (ex: how happy are you from 1 to 10, 10 being very happy)
- Describes and measures people and/or animals’ behavior systematically
- Limited by
*what is a survey?
Asking people questions about their thoughts, feelings, desires, and actions and recording their answers
The phrasing of a question might affect people’s expressed opinion. Ex: “aid to the needy” instead of “welfare
when a participant provides a response that does not reflect their true thoughts, feelings, or behavior.
Every person in the total group has an equal chance of being included in the sample group
Participants have an equal chance of being in very experimental group
What are the 3 measures of central tendency?
average of all scores
the middle score
occurring most frequently