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Charting out specific cause and effect relationships can prove elusive at times. Occasionally, what looks like a cause might merely be a circumstantial relationship (or correlat...

Jun 17, 2022

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A quasi-experimental design can be a great option when ethical or practical concerns make true experiments impossible, but the research methodology does have its drawbacks. Lear...

Jun 16, 2022

quasi-experimental

Social desirability bias refers to the likelihood a person will underreport their participation in undesirable behaviors to save face when someone surveys them. The bias is prev...

Jun 14, 2022

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Indicator species are plants and animals that serve as focal points for researchers to understand the effects of climate change and pollution on specific ecosystems. Learn more ...

Jun 8, 2022

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Conservationism involves protecting the natural environment and beyond. Learn more about the conservation movement in the United States and how it began.

May 9, 2022

conservationism

Metacognitive thinking constitutes a conscious awareness of your own thoughts and mental processes. It means reflecting on your own memories, learning style, mental habits, dayd...

Apr 27, 2022

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Active learning is a student-focused learning method that helps one retain knowledge and develop high-level thinking skills. Read on to find out how active learning works and di...

Apr 27, 2022

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It’s very easy for people to believe recent events will dictate how the future will play out. This behavioral bias emanates from how human beings rely on short-term memory to ma...

Apr 7, 2022

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In the fields of science and technology, the terms reliability and validity are used to describe the robustness of qualitative and quantitative research methods. While these cri...

Mar 28, 2022

reliability-vs-validity