CH 2 - WhereToStart Hypothesis...

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    Where To Start
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    Hypothesis A statement that makes an assertion  about what is true in a particular  situation; often, a statement asserting  that two or variables are related to one  another
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    Prediction A statement that makes an assertion concerning what will occur in a particular research investigation
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    Example: Schizophrenia is caused by a virus Hypothesis or prediction?
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    Sources of Ideas Common sense Observation of things happening in the  world Past research Practical problems Theories
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    Theory Defined A set of explanatory statements about  behavior that can be tested through  empirical research.
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    Theories… Organize and explain existing data Lead to new insights that generate new  studies Are supported when new data are  consistent with the theory
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  Theories… Must be revised when new data are collected that reveal weaknesses in the theory May be replaced by newer theories that provide better explanations for data
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This note was uploaded on 10/08/2010 for the course PSY 3001w taught by Professor Stellmack during the Fall '10 term at Minnesota.

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CH 2 - WhereToStart Hypothesis...

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