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2The scientific method is a standardized way of making observatory attributes, datacollection, predictive tests, and interpretation of results. A psychologist must be able to makeobservations for purposes of describing and measuring behavior.Repeated observation allowsresearchers to come up with theories explaining the observation.The theory will explainseparate pieces of information coherently. A lot of evidence must be collected for a theory to beup and the same results can be used by others. The scientific method is, therefore, essential for apsychologist because it allows for information that is replicable, falsifiable, precise, andparsimonious.ReplicableThe fact research can be repeatedly used by others and produce similar results isreplicable. Thus, the scientific method is a platform in which psychologist reports their findingsvia their research and give detailed descriptions of how they made the discovery.Similarly, viathe scientific method, psychologists can repeat research and decipher if they can replicatefindings.FalsifiableThere is a need to be able to either reject or prove wrong every good hypothesis or theory.Accordingly, it is fallible. The scientific method is falsifiable since psychologists can agree to theconfirmation bias.That is, they can support evidence that proves otherwise and reject or ignoreevidence refuting their standpoint.PreciseThe ability by a psychologist to replicate other people’s ideas, to that of theirs’ indicatesprecision. The use of operational definitions when defining variables in the study of OperationDefinitions is an avenue that incorporates the scientific method.
3ParsimoniousIn any set of observations, Parsimony demands that the explanation be simple. Thepsychologist must explain results via accepted theories and avoid using the hypotheses.Therefore, the use of the scientific method prevents the pursuance and invention of outlandishtheories.(Words 285)Section twoExperimentalResearchers may choose to perform their tests in the field on occasion. Consider the caseof a social scientist who wants to learn more about socioemotional conduct. The test subjectcould have someone presume to pass out and measure the time spectators take to react.This type of research can be an excellent way to observe behavior in real-life situations. It does,however, make it much more difficult for researchers to regulate the elements and can addpossible complications that may just skew the results.

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