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CSU Research Designs

CSU Research Designs for Targets

Try the "Targets" activity. Most of this study stack is set up for "targets"
Where? The Targets activity (there are also a few traditional flash cards)
How a researcher Measures a Dependent Variable The Operational Definition of the Variable
A control group The group that is not given the independent variable (or are given an alternative treatment or intervention.
Independent Variable Usually a treatment or intervention
Sample In experimental research, a sample is a group that represents a population in a study.
Why quantitative researchers LOVE random selection of a large sample of participants from a population It is the BEST way to get a sample that represents the population (can you explain why?)
Why quantitative researchers LOVE random assignment of participants to experimental and control groups It is the BEST way to make the groups equivalent on ALL possible confounding variables. (assuming that the sample is large enough) - Can you explain why?
Created by: OTTeacherLady