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numerical index of the degree of relationship between 2 variables (ranges from -1 to +1)
variables other than the independent variable that seem likely to influence the dependent variable in a specific study
a periodical that publishes technical and scholarly material, usually in a narrowly defined area of inquiry
a problem that occurs when a sample is not representative of the population from which it is drawn
tendency to give socially approved answers to questions about oneself
a system of interrelated ideas used to explain a set of observations
subjects who receive some special treatment in regard to the independent variable
procedures for making empirical observations
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
the persons or animals whose behavior is systematically observed in a study
descriptive research method in which researchers use questionnaires or interviews to gather information about specific aspects of subjects' behavior
an in-depth investigation of an individual subject
occurs when participants' expectations lead them to experience some change even though they receive empty, fake, or ineffectual treatment
the extent to which 2 variables are related to each other
a tentative statement about the relationship between two or more variables
any measurable conditions, events, characteristics, or behaviors that are controlled or observed in a study
occurs when a researcher's expectations or preferences about the outcome of a study influence the results obtained
subjects who do not receive the special treatment given in an experiment
a condition or event that an experimenter varies in order to see its impact on another variable
personal stories about specific incidents and experiences
research strategy in which neither the subjects nor experimenters know which subjects are in the experimental or control groups
the repetition of a study to see whether the earlier results are duplicated
the collection of subjects selected for observation in an empirical study
the variable that is thought to be affected by manipulation of the independent variable
occurs when 2 variables are linked in a way that mkaes it difficult to sort out their specific effects
the design of a study such that all subjects have an equal chance of being assigned to any group or condition
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
different approaches to the observation, measurement, manipulation, and control of variables in empirical studies

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