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Method. - How you conduct ed the experiment Include details for replication Subdivide into sections Subjects (or Participants) Apparatus (or Materials) Procedure. Method (Subjects or Participants). State the characteristics of your sample Age, sex/gender, species, weight etc.

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Method

Method

- How you conducted the experiment

  • Include details for replication

  • Subdivide into sections

    • Subjects (or Participants)

    • Apparatus (or Materials)

    • Procedure


Method subjects or participants

Method (Subjects or Participants)

State the characteristics of your sample

  • Age, sex/gender, species, weight etc.

  • How many subjects were included

  • Description of sample selection

  • Incentives for participation

  • Details of subjects who drop out


Method apparatus or materials

Method (Apparatus or Materials)

Provide a description of the equipment used

  • Standard items (stopwatches, pencils, tables, chairs etc.) do not have to be described in detail

  • Give the name, manufacturer, size and model of specialized equipment

  • Use the metric system for physical dimensions


Method procedure

Method (Procedure)

Provide a description of all the procedures followed. Include information on:

  • How subjects were assigned to groups

  • Experimental manipulation

  • Controls for extraneous variables

  • Exact instructions given to subjects (if it constitutes your manipulation)

  • Factors in a complicated design

  • Operational definitions of variables


Help with methods

Help with Methods

  • Journal articles

    • Textbook (p. 496-503)

    • Handouts (Devan et al. 2002; Morris, 1981; Hamilton et al., 2002) (from class)

  • Textbook description (p. 502-3)

  • Textbook Appendix C (p. 553-6)


Hamilton s web page http www unm edu dahamilt

Hamilton’s web pagehttp://www.unm.edu/~dahamilt/


Hamilton driscoll sutherland 2002

Hamilton, Driscoll & Sutherland (2002)


Neuroinvestigations website http www neuroinvestigations com

Neuroinvestigations websitehttp://www.neuroinvestigations.com/


Enter software link and download the user s manual

Enter software link and download the user’s manual


For rat studies use the room with a view paper as a sample

For rat studies use the “room with a view” paper as a sample


Room with a view methods

Room with a view Methods


Procedure with subheadings

Procedure with subheadings


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