Psych 202 Research Methods Slides

Psych 202 Research - P"The scientist is free and must be free to ask any question to doubt any assertion to seek for any evidence to correct any

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P “The scientist is free, and must be free, to ask any question, to doubt any assertion, to seek for any evidence, to correct any errors.” – J. Robert Oppenheimer Scientific Methods P What is science? P How do we begin to ask questions? P How do we collect information? P How do we make sense out of what we collect? P What can we say when we are all done? Misconceptions about Science P Science is always correct P Science is always conducted via an idealized method P Science is always conducted with perfect objectivity P Science is simply a collection of facts
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The Goal of Psychological Research and Practice P Description P Explanation P Prediction P Control Our Research Topic Television viewing and aggression The Scientific Method How do we begin to understand brain and behavior? P Identify the problem P Collect information P Draw conclusions P Revise theory
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The Scientific Method How do we begin to understand television viewing and aggression? P
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This note was uploaded on 03/27/2008 for the course PSY 202 taught by Professor Henriques during the Spring '08 term at Wisconsin.

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Psych 202 Research - P"The scientist is free and must be free to ask any question to doubt any assertion to seek for any evidence to correct any

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