Unformatted text preview: you evaluate claims or observations. These are guidelines for thinking critically about an issue, which we must do in order to fulfil the criteria of Science. 1. Anecdotes do not make a Science. 2. Bold claims aren’t necessarily true. 3. Just because something is unexplained doesn’t mean that an explanation doesn’t exist. 4. Coincidence (“synchronicity”). 5. Don’t appeal to authority only. 6. Explore alternative explanations. III. Psychological Research How does the Scientific Method work in psychology? Through two main types of research: EXPERIMENTAL studies and CORRELATIONAL studies....
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- Psychology, Correlational, psi phenomena, Professor Vecera, testable hypotheses B., Elementary Psychology Professor