intro to psychology

intro to psychology - Term Definition Basic Research...

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Term: Basic Research Definition: research that answers fundamental questions about behavior Term: Applied research Definition: research that investigates issues that have implications for everyday life and provides solutions for every day problems Term: empirical Definition: based on systematic collection of data Term: scientific method Definition: the set of assumptions, rules, and procedures scientists use to conduct research Term: objective Definition: free from the personal bias or emotions of the scientist
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Term: laws Definition: principals that are so general as to apply to all situations in a given domain of inquiry Term: theory Definition: an integrated set of principals that explains and predicts many but not all observed relationships within a given domain of inquiry Term: falsifiable Definition: a characteristic of a theory or research hypothesis in which the variables of interest can be adequately measured and the predicted relationships among the variable can be shown through research to be incorrect Term: research hypothesis Definition: a specific and falsifiable prediction about the relationship between or among two or more variables
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Term: variable Definition: any attribute that can assume different values among different people or across different times or places Term: conceptual variables Definition: abstract ideas that form the basis of research hypotheses Term: measured variables Definition: the variables consisting of numbers that represent the conceptual variables Term: operational definition Definition: a precise statement of how a conceptual variable is turned into a measured variable
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Term: deception Definition: a situation that occurs whenever research participants are not completely and fully informed about the nature of the research project before participating in it Term:
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