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Designing a cognitive psychology experiment

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State the research hypothesis. Describe the independent and dependent variables. Describe the participants and how they will be measured. Is this a within or between subjects design? Will you manipulate a variable? If so, describe the manipulation. What results do you expect?

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Gives pertinent details to consider in designing a cognitive psychology experiment. Explains the process using an example.

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There are a lot of different experiments you could do; you could investigate memory, attention, learning, language, etc. Let's do an experiment on teaching children the alphabet.

Your dependent variable is how many letters children can name at the end of the training period (this is what you'r measuring to see if your training programs work).

Your independent variable will be some sort of training program. You could have some children practice pairing the ...

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