Experimental Methods in Psychology

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Subject Index
A
Absolute threshold, 205-210
Additivity, 254-257, 260-261 interaction as it test of, 261-265
Affirming the consequent, logical error of, 180-182 circumventing the logical problem, 186-187, 194-200
Afterimage, positive and negative, 235
Alpha error, see Type I error
Alternative distribution (in the logic of statistics), 107-112
Altruism, 383-386
Analogue test, 405
Analysis of variance, see one-factor analysis of variance and multifactor analysis of variance
Anticipation errors in the method of limits, 206, 210
Attitudes, see measurement of attitudes with tests, and behavioral measurement of attitudes
Averbach and Coriell paradigm, 238-239
Avoidance of confounding factors rule, 32-35, 43, 45, 145-146, 401
B
Backward masking, 239
Behavioral measurement of attitudes, 382-395 associated behaviors, 389-394 as measures that are free of social pressure, 391-393 low correlations of, 393 good behavior-based operational definition of an attitude, 382 nonreactive (unobtrusive) measurement, 388-389, 405 operational definitions of altruism, 383-386 operational definition of interest in a message, 386-387 selective littering as expressions of attitudes, 390-394
Beta error, see Type II error
Between subjects variable, defined, 72
Blind raters, use of, 416
Blocks, 160
Blocking variable, 160-161
C
Cause and effect, 13-22, 58-59 conclusions with manipulated variables, 13-14

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