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A professional person whose goal is to represent the interests of another party.
Applied Scientist
Scientists who apply their knowledge to sovling real-world problems.
Basic Scientist
Scientists who study a phenomenon in order to understand it, without concern for whether their work will be used in solving realworld problems.
Confounding Variables
Variables that distort the results of a study or that compete with the independent variable as explanations of a result.
A measure of the degree to which one variable is related to another.
The process of increasing power to affect change in one's life.
A scientific technique for understanding a phenomenon that usually involves manipulating variables and measuring an outcome.
Hate Crimes
Criminal acts that are intended to harm or intimidate people because of their race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, or other minority group status.
A tentative assumption that is tested in a scientific study.
Operational Definition
The definition of a variable according to the operations or means used to measure it.
Policy Evaluator
An activity performed by a psychologist in the role of evaluation resercher, in which the effectiveness of some govermental or other intervetion is determined.
A study that "comes close" to being a true experiment but lacks one or more of the crucial elements of an experiment, such as random assignment of participants to groups.
The repetition of a study to determine if results are similar to those of a previous study.
The methods used to select research participants.
Scientific Method
A set of research principles and methods that allow scientists to reach valic conclusions.
A set of propositions and related hypotheses used to predict and explain a phenomenon.