Experimental studies involve the manipulation of an independent variable, while controlling other extraneous variables. Nonexperimental studies do not involve the manipulation of variables and/or do not assume control over other variables. Do you think nonexperimental studies are less scientific? What is the reason for your explanation? Why is it necessary to have nonexperimental studies?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 25, 2018, 3:39 am ad1c9bdddf
A comparsion of experimental and nonexperimetal studies is made.
Q&A on Social Psychology and Statistics
1. Explain how social psychology is different from sociology, psychology, and other subfields of psychology. Why is there a need for social psychology as a unique scientific field different from the subfields of psychology?
2. We encounter various types of statistics on a daily basis; some are correlational (nonexperimental) and others are causational (experimental). Describe how these two methods differ. Using an example of a statistic from a commercial, political group, or other day to day forum, explain how the statistic was used to support a specific claim. Develop a hypothesis that could be studied to make the statistic more reliable and valid. Explain why.View Full Posting Details