# UCD Observation Models Implication and Critical Experiment Worksheet

Section 1: Observation

Observation: [state your observation] *Optional to elaborate more here. [13 sentences]

Section 2: Models and implications

Model #1: [state your model in the first sentence]. [then elaborate on how this explains your
observation in 12 sentences]

Implication #1 of Model 1: [13 sentences]
Implication #2 of Model 1: [13 sentences]

Model #2: [state your model in the first sentence]. [then elaborate on how this explains your
observation in 12 sentences]

Implication #1 of Model 2: [13 sentences]
Implication #2 of Model 2: [13 sentences]

Model #3: [state your model in the first sentence]. [then elaborate on how this explains your
observation in 12 sentences]

Implication #1 of Model 3: [13 sentences]
Implication #2 of Model 3: [13 sentences]

Section 3: Natural Critical Experiments

Critical Experiment 1: Differentiates between Model 1 and 2

A. Describe the experiment.
B. State which are the independent and dependent variables.
C. State how you are going to operationalize the variables.
D. Describe the outcomes and state which model each outcome supports.
a. “If Model 1 is true, the outcome of the experiment would be ________________.”
b. “If Model 2 is true, the outcome of the experiment would be ________________.”

Critical Experiment 2: Differentiates between Model 1 and 3

A. Describe the experiment.
B. State which are the independent and dependent variables.
C. State how you are going to operationalize the variables.
D. Describe the outcomes and state which model each outcome supports.
a. “If Model 1 is true, the outcome of the experiment would be ________________.”
b. “If Model 3 is true, the outcome of the experiment would be ________________.”

Critical Experiment 3: Differentiates between Model 2 and 3

A. Describe the experiment.
B. State which are the independent and dependent variables.
C. State how you are going to operationalize the variables.
D. Describe the outcomes and state which model each outcome supports.
a. “If Model 2 is true, the outcome of the experiment would be ________________.”
b. “If Model 3 is true, the outcome of the experiment would be ________________.”