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Operational Definition

Define each factor and variable according to how it will be measured, allows researchers to both critique and replicate the study

Systematic Observations

Research method: researcher is inconpicuous as possible, two types

Naturalistic Observation

Type of Systematic Observation: observe in natural setting, no modification

Structured Observation

Type of Systematic Observation: reserachers provide setting (lab etc)

Self-Reports

Research method: participants provide information about themselves, repeated

Clinical Interview

Type of Self-Report: general framework of questions etc, but able to adapt to follow-up questions, conversational style

Structural Interview

Type of Self-Report: All fixed questions with no deviation

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