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false consensus effect
tendency to overestimate the extent to which others share our beliefs and behaviors
random sample
sample that fairly represents a population because each member has an equal chance of inclusion
illusory correlation
perception of a relationship where there is none
random assignment
assigning subjects to experimental and control conditions by chance
independent variable
the part of the experiment that is manipulated (the cause that is studied)
dependent variable
the part of the experiment that changes as a result of the independent variable being manipulated (the effect that is studied)
operational definition
statement of the procedures usedd to define research variables