Chapter 5: Research Design Explained

  1. You are now at the Chapter 5 section of the book's student Web site. Here you can
    1. Look over the concept map of the key terms and look at a glossary of the key terms.
    2. Test yourself on the chapter objectives
    3. Test yourself on the key terms.
    4. Take the Chapter 5 Practice Quiz (a short quiz over the entire chapter).
      • 12-item quizzes over the first part of Chapter 5
      • 12-item quizzes over the second part of Chapter 5
      • 12-item quizzes over the third part of Chapter 5
      • Nine-item quizzes over the fourth part of Chapter 5
    5. Do the interactive end-of-chapter exercises.
    6. Review by testing yourself on the key issues, looking at this concept map, and reading the chapter summary.
  2. If you are ready to draft a method section, download one of the programs below.
  3. If you want to have a better understanding of correlation coefficients, use one of the links below to download "The Correlator ".
  4. Learn more about subject bias and how it relates to Clever Hans: the smart horse discussed on page 155. Here, you can see a video of a "clever dog."
  5. Try out the implicit attitude test  described on page 159 (Box 5.2).
  6. Listen to learn why reliability is important for personality tests.
  7. Listen to learn why validity is important for personality tests.
  8. Find a measure for your research:

    9.  Get help with the end-of-chapter exercises.

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