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From The Onion Book of Known Knowledge p. 238. Validity and Intangibles.

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1 From The Onion Book of Known Knowledge p. 238

2 Validity and Intangibles

3 From Hoffman, R.R. (2010). HSI metrics and measures. Paper presented at the Undersea Human Systems Integration Symposium 2012, Providence, RI.

4 but Mostly Validity

5 Bias "I am the happiest man alive. I have that in me that can convert poverty into riches, adversity into prosperity, and I am more invulnerable than Achilles; fortune hath not one place to hit me." - Sir Thomas Browne, 1642

6 All inquiry is value-laden - Potts & Newstetter, 1997

7 All researchers have biases All researchers have biases Our biases influence: Our biases influence: How we set-up experiments How we set-up experiments How we interpret data How we interpret data Data on which we focus; data that we ignore Data on which we focus; data that we ignore How study participants respond to the experimental set-up How study participants respond to the experimental set-up How we interact with study participants How we interact with study participants

8 Ways to Minimize Bias Effects on Research What are some examples of biases? What are some examples of biases?

9 Ways to Minimize Bias Effects on Research How many strategies can you think of??? How many strategies can you think of??? Consider: -Experimental Research -Quasi-Experimental Research -Field Studies -Correlational Research -Naturalistic Research


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