Chapter_1___Research_Methods

Chapter_1___Research_Methods - Chapter 1 Doing Research in...

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Chapter 1 Doing Research in Psychology As discussed in the first part of this lecture, knowledge of Psychology is based upon scientific research and not upon common beliefs. That means, Psychologists approach research same way, as any scientist in Biology, chemistry or other scientific field. There are 2 types of research. 1 Basic research 2 Applied researches Basic research This type of research is conducted to explore knowledge about the subject matter, or test the existing theories. Generally these types of research are conducted in Universities or research labs. This type of research meets 3 types of goals 1 Description 2 Explanation 3 Change Applied research The knowledge obtained from basic research is used and investigated to bring change in the existing situation, existing problems, or improve the existing models. As mentioned earlier, Change is the last goal of any science, as well as Psychology Example: How to change existing educational models, to improve the remedial methods of education.
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