Descriptive statistics, including frequencies and distributions will be used to describe the research sample. Tables also demonstrate results.
3. There will be no significant difference between depressed and non-depressed individuals regarding effects of depression on actual beliefs in time passed.
Subjects will be informed that their participation is voluntary and they may withdraw from the study at any time, and that confidentiality regarding the participant will be maintained.
A panel of practitioners will review the instrument to ensure validity. The panel will consist of three students who rate themselves as non-depressed and three patients diagnosed with a depressive disorder. Panel members will give responses about the items on the questionnaire. The panel will be asked to review each question on the questionnaire and to indicate whether the question should be included. Further, they will be asked if the questionnaire lacks any question that should be included in the study. Modifications and adjustments will be made to the instrument and will be based on the responses of the panel. Panel members will also fill in the questionnaire twice to establish reliability.
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