Exam 1 Review.ppt

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Chapter 1 Determine the nature of behavioral research and why it is conducted. Determine the limitations of “everyday science” and the intuition for understanding behavior. Understand what the scientific method is and why it is used by scientists. Empirical Skepticism Contradicting results Nuances and qualifiers Contradiction with real life experience Understand what the difference between a fact and a value is and to see how the values of scientists influence their own research. Values cannot be tested empirically Determine the goals of basic and applied research and to understand how these are related. Illustrate the gains from learning how to conduct, evaluate, and critically evaluate research.
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Chapter 1 Understand the goals, advantages, and disadvantages of descriptive, correlational, and experimental research Precision (using the appropriate terminology) e. g.: predictor vs. independent variable Scopes and corresponding designs
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Examples Behavioral scientists believe that the best tool for understanding human behavior is to a. pay close attention to the beliefs of experts. b. conduct empirical research. c. combine the ideas of many people into systematic statements. d. ask individuals about their personal habits. A researcher who uses knowledge of a person’s intelligence to predict an ability to do well as a lawyer is using which type of research design? a. Descriptive b. Experimental c. Correlational d. Causational
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Chapter 2 Determine how behavioral scientists get ideas for research projects. Deductive and Inductive reasoning Understand what a literature search is, why it is necessary, and how it is conducted. Analyze how previous research findings are utilized to develop
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