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Research Method: Predicting and Controling Research

Research Method: Predicting and Controling Research

Author: Barbara Ludins

This lesson will examine prediction, control, and researcher bias as factors that researchers attempt to define and control prior to experimentation.

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Research Methods: Predicting and Controlling Research

Source: Video created by Barbara Ludins

Notes on "Research Method: Predicting and Controlling Research"


(00:00-01:30) Prediction and Variables

(01:31-03:01) Controlling Variables

(03:02-04:13) Researcher Bias

(04:14-04:28) Recap

Terms to Know

The ability to forecast outcomes; establish a hypothesis (an educated guess).

Accounting for variables so that only the selected effect is tested

Researcher Bias
Conscious or unconscious effect the researcher has on the experiment; through design; selection of subjects, or measurement or reporting emphasis, or even the presence of the researcher.