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Drury University

Southern Arkansas University

Research Methods in Psychology: Experiments

Edward P. Kardas

Updated: January 30, 2001
Experiments are the only research method in which researchers can specify cause and effect relationships. That property makes experiments a powerful way to investigate issues in human and animal behavior. This Web page describes the basics of experiments and provides some examples of good and bad ones.

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Summary

Basics

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Why use experiments? What are independent, dependent, and extraneous variables?Making everything the same except...

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 This page was created 1/30/01 and its address is: http://peace.saumag.edu/faculty/kardas/expt/default.html


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