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THESE ARE 3 SEPARATE DISCUSSIONS. PLEASE, ANSWERS EACH DISCUSSION IN SEPARATE PAGES AND LABLES EACH DISCUSSION SEPARATELY.
Here is your first graded discussion question, related to Chapter 1 (your initial comment is due by midnight on Friday and is worth up to 10 points; your second comment is due by midnight on Sunday for up to an additional 5 points):
1. First, what was experimentally wrong with the ESP study and how could it be improved to meet scientific standards?
2. Second, if you were doing this study, what would be your hypothesis, and what would your independent and dependent variables be (make sure to list and label them as IVs and DVs)?
3. Third, how would you make it an experimental (rather than correlational) study (it might help to define these two types of studies in your response)?
4. Finally, what are some of the ethical problems with this study?
Note that this question asks for FOUR things from you. Missing an item will lower your score on your initial comment, so make sure to respond thoroughly to all four parts of the question. After answering the question in your initial comment, I want you to discuss this research with your group as you engage in a group discussion (your follow-up comment). You can agree or disagree with other group members, noting why you feel this way in your follow-up response. Or you could suggest other ways of conducting research by using other’s comments as a jumping-off point. Finally, note that the time-table for posting your second comment is “somewhat” flexible. You have to post it both comments by midnight on Sunday at the very latest, but you can actually post both before Sunday if you like (this just requires that another group member has posted their first comment early in the week as well so you can respond on your second comment).
Consider the following vignette and discuss with your group.
A research team is interested in studying the effects of television exposure on the development of social skills. What research method and design would you use for this study, and why? What are the ethical considerations for this type of research?