Social Psychology

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Chapter 2: Asking and answering research questions

Key Terms

Internal validity
The extent to which it can be concluded that changes in the independent variable actually caused changes in the dependent variable in a research study

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In this chapter

  1. Chapter 2 introduction
  2. Research questions and the role of theory
  3. Testing theories: From theory to research
  4. The role of ethics and values in research
  5. Chapter overview (PDF)
  6. Fill-in-the-blanks
  7. Multiple-choice questions