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Uses of Research Methods 20:04 A background in research methods will help you to read reports critically,  evaluate the methods employed, and decide whether the conclusions are  reasonable Many occupations require the use of research findings  Scientific research has become increasingly important in public policy decisions May influence judicial decisions  Research is important when developing and assessing the effectiveness of  programs designed to achieve certain goals 
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The Scientific Approach 20:04 The Limitations of Intuition and Authority When you rely on intuition, you accept unquestioningly what your own  personal judgment or a single story about one person’s experience tells you  about the world  o The intuitive approach takes many forms Involves finding an explanation for our own behaviors or the behaviors  of others  Intuition is used to explain intriguing events that you observe  Numerous cognitive and motivational biases affect our perceptions  o May draw erroneous conclusions about cause and effect o Illusory correlation: We focus on two events that stand out and occur  together  Authority  Many people are all too ready to accept anything they learn from the news 
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