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numerical index of the degree of relationship between 2 variables (ranges from -1 to +1)
the extent to which 2 variables are related to each other
any measurable conditions, events, characteristics, or behaviors that are controlled or observed in a study
a tentative statement about the relationship between two or more variables
subjects who receive some special treatment in regard to the independent variable
the persons or animals whose behavior is systematically observed in a study
occurs when 2 variables are linked in a way that mkaes it difficult to sort out their specific effects
an in-depth investigation of an individual subject
a system of interrelated ideas used to explain a set of observations
a problem that occurs when a sample is not representative of the population from which it is drawn
descriptive research method in which researchers use questionnaires or interviews to gather information about specific aspects of subjects' behavior
the collection of subjects selected for observation in an empirical study
the repetition of a study to see whether the earlier results are duplicated
the variable that is thought to be affected by manipulation of the independent variable
variables other than the independent variable that seem likely to influence the dependent variable in a specific study
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research strategy in which neither the subjects nor experimenters know which subjects are in the experimental or control groups
procedures for making empirical observations
tendency to give socially approved answers to questions about oneself
a condition or event that an experimenter varies in order to see its impact on another variable
occurs when a researcher's expectations or preferences about the outcome of a study influence the results obtained
occurs when participants' expectations lead them to experience some change even though they receive empty, fake, or ineffectual treatment
subjects who do not receive the special treatment given in an experiment
a periodical that publishes technical and scholarly material, usually in a narrowly defined area of inquiry
a research method in which the investigator manipulates a variable under carefully controlled conditions and observes whether any changes occur in a second variable as a result
different approaches to the observation, measurement, manipulation, and control of variables in empirical studies
descriptive research method in which the research engages in carefully, usually prolonged, observation of behavior without intervening directly with the subjects
the much larger collection of animpals or people from which the sample is drawn that the researchers want to generalize about
the design of a study such that all subjects have an equal chance of being assigned to any group or condition
personal stories about specific incidents and experiences

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