Research Methods - Research Methods I The Scientific Method...

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1 Research Methods Research Methods I The Scientific Method and its Application to Psychology Goals of Science Steps in an Experiment II Types of Studies Research Designs Measurement Methods Settings III Statistical Methods Descriptive Statistics Inferential Statistics IV Problems of Interpreting Results Confounding variables I. The Scientific Method and its Application to Psychology I The Scientific Method and its Application to Psychology A Scientist: Is Curious, Skeptical, Creative, Humble before the evidence . Cause & Effect: Science assumes that events occur in a lawful order--there is cause and effect. Causes precede effects. Goals of Science: Causal explanation. To identify incorrect beliefs. To describe, catalogue and classify events. Prediction. An Experiment: Attempts to identify a cause-effect relationship between 2 variables. Steps in an experiment: 1) Formulation of the question/theory. 2) Formulation of the specific hypothesis.
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This note was uploaded on 04/27/2008 for the course PSYCH 201 taught by Professor Sereno during the Spring '07 term at University of Oregon.

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