Sep13 - Research Methods Statistics The Life Cycle of...

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9/13/10 1 “Psychology”? Developmental Cognitive Social Perception (vision, hearing) Physiological Industrial/Organizational Clinical/Abnormal “Psychology”? Study of all aspects of human and non-human behavior Ways to understand or gain knowledge about the world: Intuition Authority Scientific Approach Characteristics of the Scientific Approach: 1) Empiricism – use of objective observations to answer questions about behavior 2) Test a specific idea 3) Openly exchange ideas 4) Peer review Techniques for testing your ideas: Objective observation/description Control Match the quality of the evidence to the nature of the claim “Psychology”? Study of all aspects of human and non-human behavior Application of scientific methods in order to understand behavior
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9/13/10 2 “Tools” of Psychology:
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Unformatted text preview: Research Methods Statistics The Life Cycle of Knowledge Get an idea; Perform a research project < 6 months Present research at a conference (lecture, poster) < 6 months Prepare and submit a manuscript for publication 6 months-Peer review, revision 2 years 1 - 2.5 years Publication 1.5 years [Replication, verification] 1-2 years References in other journal articles 3-5 years References in books Publication Process Prepare and submit manuscript Editor evaluates suitability Distribution to peers for review Editor evaluates reviews, makes decision Author revises manuscript Resubmit manuscript to editor Manuscript rejected Manuscript accepted Author reviews/edits proofs Paper appears in journal Submit manuscript to a different journal Revise methodology and run the study again...
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