SCIENTIFIC METHOD

SCIENTIFIC METHOD - SCIENTIFIC METHOD history(last class...

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SCIENTIFIC METHOD history (last class) 1879-Wundt o it took this long because there was no scientific way of studying the mind (mental processes) o WUNDT-scientific way to study the mind (mental processes) o Scientific method 1. Stating the problem 2. Develop the hypothesis 3. Design the experiment 4. Collect and analyze data 5. Replicate results 6. Draw conclusions and report results Scientific Method Stating the problem o Initial observation Question (there must be an answer) E.g. what is the mind?-this can’t be answered with a scientific answer; not philosophical Develop the hypothesis o Prediction o Educated guess o Theories ask to answer the question: If ….then…. Design the experiment o Variables: different conditions of the study e.g.: exercise vs. losing weight- exercise-variable 1 (independent) losing weight-variable 2 (dependent) Independent variable: its manipulated Dependent variable: changes because of the manipulation e.g.: hours at library and grades If I spend more hours in the library then I would
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This note was uploaded on 02/22/2011 for the course PSYCH 001 taught by Professor Benbassi during the Fall '08 term at GWU.

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