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CHP2_Notes - Psychology as a science (Chapter 2) Unifying...

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Psychology as a science (Chapter 2) Unifying Idea of psychology= research methods Scientists are curios, skeptical and open minded Can just use anecdotal evidence, can find an observation for about anything 7 steps in Research methods 1. Observe / question 2. Gather info / form Hypothesis 3. Test hypothesis 4. Analyze data / conclusions 5. Communicate findings 6. Further research / Build theory, repeat steps 1234 7. Theory test, a lot of research starts here and then moves to one Theory Incorporate info from many areas and studies Testable, not testable intelligent design Make predictions Law of parsimony NO absolute truth in science Define and measure variables Start research You have question and literature review Anything can be a variable, as long as it changeable Operationally define your variable 4 ways in psychology to measure variables 1. Self report / others report – surveys and interviews 2. 3. Physiological – EEG, FMRI
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This note was uploaded on 04/24/2008 for the course PSY 101 taught by Professor N/a during the Fall '07 term at Bay State.

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CHP2_Notes - Psychology as a science (Chapter 2) Unifying...

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