About This Chapter
Below is a sample breakdown of the Evaluating Research Findings chapter within a school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.
|Day||Topics||Key Terms and Concepts Covered|
|Monday||Drawing conclusions||How to draw conclusions based on the internal validity of an experiment|
|Tuesday||Limits to generalization||The limits to making generalizations from the results of just one research study|
|Wednesday||Non-significant outcomes||How to understand what causes a non-significant outcome|
1. Drawing Conclusions Based on Internal Validity
When a researcher gets the results of their study back, how do they know that the independent variable caused the results? In this lesson, we'll look at how internal validity shapes the way researchers draw conclusions about their research.
2. Limits to Generalization of a Research Study
What happens if a research study confirms the researcher's hypothesis? In this lesson, we'll look at the limits of generalizing from a single research study, including the importance of representativeness and replicability.
3. Interpreting a Non-Significant Outcome
Research can take a lot of time for the person conducting it. So what happens when the statistics show that the results are not significant? In this lesson, we'll look at what a non-significant outcome means and what it doesn't mean.
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