Name Instructor Course Date Methods of Psychological Research and Analysis Psychology can be simply defined as a branch of science that deals with the study of mental processes and general behaviors of people. This scientific study focuses on critical thinking. Chapter one the book " Visualizing Psychology " written by Siri Carpenter and Karen Huffman discusses several topics including the psychology research methods. The same topic has also been well elaborated in the article entitled “ Overview of Psychology Research Methods ”. This article has evaluated variables that guide a research, methods of research and some sources of data in psychological research and all have been summarized below. Variables can be defined as a set of events that are related and that can take more than one value. There are two types of variables in research. The two types of variables are independent and dependent variables. Independent variables are under the control of the researcher while the dependent variables are affected by the independent variable.
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