Chapter 2 Notes - Chapter 2 Scientific Methods in...

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Chapter 2 Scientific Methods in Psychology
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Scientific Methods in Psychology Science means “knowledge.” This chapter is about how we utilize scientific methods in evaluating claims and theories in psychology. Scientific Method is a way of answering ques that help remove bias from the study. 1 – ___________ a research problem 2 – ___________ study to investigate problem 4 – ________ conclusion 5 – __________ or communicate findings Note -  We will fill in the blanks in class! Fun!
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Scientific Theories What is a theory? A theory is a comprehensive explanation of observable events and conditions. How do we support claims scientifically? A hypothesis is a testable prediction of what will occur under a stated set of conditions.
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TERMS you should know: Parsimony__ in scientific theory refers to the quality of relying on the fewest and consistent, simplest assumptions. Keeping it easy. _ESP______ , controversial in psy, is acquire i nfo w/o using senses or receiving any form of energy. ___Anecdotal Evidence___
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This note was uploaded on 01/25/2010 for the course PSYCHOLOGY 830:101 taught by Professor Garybrill during the Spring '09 term at Rutgers.

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