Chapter 2 - Chapter 2 Research Methods Chapter Questions 1,...

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Chapter 2 Research Methods
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Chapter Questions 1, 4, 6, 8, 10, 13
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Research Methods “ The aim of science is not to open the door to infinite wisdom, but to set a limit on infinite error.” - Bertolt Brecht
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Skepticism, curiosity, and humility. Critical thinking. Thinking that does not blindly accept arguments, and conclusions. It examines assumptions, discerns hidden values, evaluates evidence, and assesses conclusions. Should there be limits to scientific inquiry? Scientific Attitude
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What makes it science? What makes scientific knowledge different than anecdotal knowledge or popular beliefs?
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What makes it science? What makes scientific knowledge different than anecdotal knowledge or popular beliefs? - systematic exploration of a problem
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What makes it science? What makes scientific knowledge different than anecdotal knowledge or popular beliefs? - systematic exploration of a problem - results published in journals with details for replication of the procedure that produced the results
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What makes it science? What makes scientific knowledge different than anecdotal knowledge or popular beliefs? - systematic exploration of a problem -results published in journals with details for replication of the procedure that produced the results - builds upon past research
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What are the goals of psychological science? Systematically describing phenomena in a bias- free manner. Understanding why people think, feel and act in the ways described. Predict future behavior and events. Control behavior
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How do researchers generate scientific knowledge?
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Scientific Method Identify problem Operationalize (define) the problem Form a hypothesis Test the hypothesis Interpret the results Replicate!!!
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Methods of Study Operational definition.
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This note was uploaded on 07/13/2008 for the course PSYC 110 taught by Professor Delanger during the Spring '06 term at University of Tennessee.

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