Identifying Correlational and Experimental ResearchFor this exercise, visit http://psych.hanover.edu/research/exponnet.html and participate in a correlational study or an experimental study. After doing so, answer the following questions:
- Which study did you select? (provide the title, if available and link)
- Was there an informed consent process? If so, what was it? (We will cover informed consent fully in Week 8/Chapter 3, but let’s start thinking about it now.*)
- Briefly explain the study that you, as a participant, were required to do for this study.
- Was the study experimental or correlational?
- Which features made it experimental or correlational?
- If the study was correlational, what were the main variables measured, and which did they think were predictor and criterion variables?
- If the study was experimental, what were the independent and dependent variables?
- Were any measures taken to control extraneous variables? If so, what were they?
- Does the study seem to have external validity? Internal validity? Why or why not?
- How could this study be changed from a correlational to an experimental study or from an experimental to a correlational study?
- Why did the researchers use the approach they did (correlational or experimental)?
- Chapter 5: Choosing a Research Design. Research Design Borden and Abbott
explain what you were asked to do step by step please use subheadings for questions and steps