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Rylie CoronadoFebruary 8, 2016Psych 250Professor BriscoePg 26-37 outlineThe Scientific MethodScientific method is the approach used by psychologists to systematically acquire knowledge and increase understanding about behavior and other phenomena of interest.1.Identifying questions of interest 2.Formulating an explanation3.Carrying out research designed to support or refute the explanation4.Communicating the findings.oTheories: Specifying Broad ExplanationsTheories are broad explanations and predictions concerning phenomena of interest. Psychologists’ theories are established on the basis of a careful study of the psychological literature to identify earlier relevant research and previously formulated theories, as well as on psychologists’ general knowledge of the field.Theories can help us understand otherwise perplexing behavior.oHypotheses: Crafting Testable PredictionsHypothesis is a prediction stated in a way that allows it to be tested.stem from theorieshelp test the underlying soundness of theoriesOperational definition is the translation of a hypothesis into specific, testable procedures that can be measured and observed.

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