Lecture #2 -- The Scientific Method, Part 1

Lecture #2 -- The Scientific Method, Part 1 - PSYCHOLOGY...

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September 5, 2007 Lecture #2 Professor Sitt The Scientific Method (Pt 1) -how scientists figure out about disorders -how do we learn about human behavior in the workplace -think about questions from more than one perspective, team of people to take different perspectives -your assumptions The Scientific Method -An approach to scientifically exploring questions that we may have in the psychological realm 1. Formulate a testable question -hypothesis 2. Design a study to collect data and information -and test the hypothesis 3. Analyze data to arrive at conclusions -use of statistical procedures -use of meta-analysis 4. Report results -In journals, publish it, it can then be replicated Ex: How does eyesight affect balance? Step 1: Reword it into a hypothesis -Vision affects one’s balance Step 2: Design a study -have individuals stand on one leg and try to balance w/ closed eyes -separate test group into variables (ex: men/woman, eyes closed/eyes open) independent variables: disabilities, weight, height, left-
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This note was uploaded on 09/14/2008 for the course PSY 1000 taught by Professor Sitt during the Fall '07 term at CUNY Baruch.

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Lecture #2 -- The Scientific Method, Part 1 - PSYCHOLOGY...

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