Appendix B PSY 210 - and study attitudes and behavior. A...

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Appendix B PSY-210 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 A method for obtaining scientific evidence in which a hypothesis is formed and tested. A test situation to prove whether drivers who listened to violent music, are more apt to drive aggressively or have road rage, Vs drivers that listen to mellow music. Case study method A method of research based on a carefully drawn biography obtained through interviews, questionnaires, or psychological tests. Through questioning individuals and assessments of the individuals a pattern or determination could be made. Survey method Large numbers of individuals and interviewed, surveyed and asked questions of in ordered to learn about
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Unformatted text preview: and study attitudes and behavior. A large group of people may be asked to participate in a survey about how they would react to a hypothetical situation such as a new baby in the house. Naturalistic observation method A scientific method in which organisms are observed in their natural environment. Scientists may observe the natural behavior of employees in the work place to see what behaviors are rewarded, or unrewarded Correlation method A scientific method that studies the relationships between variables. In correlation psychologists investigate whether one variable (behavior or trait) is directly related to another. Such as higher education and wages earned. Experimental method Experiments with whether one variable will have an effect on another or not. Does caffeine raise blood pressure? Or is a glass of wine a day really good for you? Experimenting with such an experiment may confirm or unconfirm such statements....
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This note was uploaded on 10/11/2010 for the course PSY 210 9852169872 taught by Professor Nicole during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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