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25: The Basic Experiment: Constant, Hypothesis

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The Basic Experiment

  • Constant
    • Any characteristic that remains constant or the same in all groups
    • If it’s not constant, it must be a variable
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      • Hypothesis
        • The testable form of a theory, very precise
        • Hypothesis = Theory + Variables
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          • Experimental Design
            • Determination of which design to use
            • e.g., case study, survey, experimental methods, naturalistic observation, etc.
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