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Axia College Material Appendix B Complete the following chart. The first column shows the name of a research method used in psychology. In the second column, write a brief description of that research method. In the third column, provide a situation when this method could be applied. Research Method Description Application Scientific method To see or to “consider ways in which psychologists gather evidence to support or to disprove their views” (chapter 1, pg16). A psychologists’ work that has been publicized. Case study method “carefully constructed portraits of the lives of individuals in order to better understand their behavior” (chapter 1, pg 20). Sigmund Freud’s’ theory of personality (chapter 2, pg 35). Survey method Surveys are conducted “to learn about attitudes and behaviors that can not be directly observed in the natural setting or studied
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Unformatted text preview: experimentally” (chapter 1, pg 35). For example a questionnaire on a dating site. Naturalistic observation method Observation of people in their natural habitat. The observation of “peer relationships of children in a school yard to better understand how children relate to one another” (chapter 1, pg 24) Correlation method “investigate whether one observed behavior or measured trait is related to another” (chapter 1, pg 24) For example the higher a person’s income, the higher that person’s education level is. PSY 210 Experimental method “to determine cause -and-effect relationships have on dependent and independent variables” (chapter 1, pg 25). For example the dependent variable will measure the effect of the independent variable which causes the effect. References: Psy210_week1_reading1 Psy210_week1_reading2 PSY 210...
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