8.29.06 - PSY 120 Key Components to Science Observation...

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PSY 120 Key Components to Science Observation Explination What is the scientific method? Observe: Direct Regularities, Generate a hypothesis, observe again. What is a hypothesis? An educated guess, needs to be a testable prediction. A hunch. 1. Descriptive Research: a. Naturalistic Observation: sitting at starbucks, watching things develop, to develop a hypothesis. Reactivity: act of observing can distract subject b. Participant Observation: become a member of group you are observing. c. Case study: observation of one particular person, involves collection of rich material. d. Survey: People lie. Uncertain results. e. Psychological testing i. Objective: WAIS-R: std. IQ test. Standardize testing ii. Projective: Given blank sheet. TAT, given a picture to describe Inferential Stats: are differences based on chance; or 2 groups are really different 2. Predicting Behavior: Correlational research. a.
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This note was uploaded on 04/22/2008 for the course OLS 274 taught by Professor Goodrich during the Spring '07 term at Purdue University-West Lafayette.

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8.29.06 - PSY 120 Key Components to Science Observation...

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