Graziano and Raulin (8th ed)Graziano & Raulin
Research Methods (8th edition)

Glossary Items Starting with "G"

general control procedures
Control achieved through preparation of settings, careful response measurement, and replication.

general population
See population.

generalizability
Extent to which the findings from a research study are applicable to the outside world.

generalize
Assuming that the findings of a particular research study will be found for other participants or in other settings.

generalization
The process of assuming that the findings from one's study will also apply to other situations, places, or times. See generalize.

genetic algorithms
A computer-based problem-solving procedure largely inspired by biological evolution.

Gestalt psychology
A philosophical perspective in the field of perception that rests on the concept that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Gestalt psychology seeks to find broad principles describing how people process complex sensory input.

graphs
A means of presenting data visually. Some examples of graphs are histograms and frequency polygons.

graphs of factorial data
Graphs that provide a visual illustration of interaction effects and main effects in factorial studies.

grouped frequency distribution
Frequency distribution that provides the frequency of scores in intervals of equal size. Group frequency distributions are used with continuous variables or in situations in which there is a large range of possible scores.