- Select two variables for an investigation to determine if they co-vary or if they are independent.
- Discuss the following questions regarding your two variables:
a) What additional control variables might you introduce to eliminate alternative explanations in your investigation?
b) How could your two variables possibly yield spurious results?
c) What would the results of your study be if you made a Type I error? A Type II error?
- Accuracy is extremely important when coding data. Discuss the following:
a) Explain whether the method of recording data could determine which data cleaning method to use. If so, how?
b) What ethical issues do you need to consider when cleaning and modifying your research data?