Lecture 5 Research Methods

Lecture 5 Research Methods - Seeking knowledge through the...

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Unformatted text preview: Seeking knowledge through the generation and testing of hypotheses Psychopathology is an undesirable outcome.  Ethical consideration preclude researchers from inducing negative outcomes in research subjects.  As a result, it is difficult to study psychopathology with experimental designs 1) Testable hypotheses. 2) Clear and precise hypotheses. 3) Replicable results. 4) Informed by past research. 5) Driven by theory. Describing a new or rare phenomena or some new method of treatment  Disconfirming aspects of phenomenon that are thought to be universal.  Facilitating development of hypotheses A focus on associations between health problems and risk factors in the population as a whole.  Risk factors are conditions that, if present, make a particular negative outcome more likely. Prevalence : Proportion of population that has the disorder at any given point in time. disorder at any given point in time....
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