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Unformatted text preview: 1. Humility Methods 1. Observation and Inference a. Observation: Directly witnessing the experience of another or yourself; report what your senses register b. Inference: Conclusion based on observations 1. Descriptive research methods a. Direct observation b. Self-report c. These methods are often part of correlational studies to determine the link between two variables Advantage: Describe relationships between variables Disadvantage: Cannot explain cause and effect 1. Experimental research Manipulate one variable to see how it affects another variable Advantage: Can draw conclusions about cause and effect Disadvantages: May be artificial; it is not possible to experiment on some things...
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- Fall '08
- Psychology, Causality