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Chapter 2 - Skeleton (1) - Psy250: Scientific Inquiry...

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Psy250: Scientific Inquiry Chapter 2 Where to Start
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Chapter 2 Overview What is the difference between a “hypothesis” and a “prediction”? How do scientists come up with research ideas? Where do scientists look to determine what is already known about their question of interest?
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Hypotheses vs. Predictions Hypothesis:- type of idea or question . Makes a statement about something that may be true. Researcher formulates hypothesis, then designs a study to test the hypothesis
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Hypotheses vs. Predictions Prediction:- a statement or assertion about what will occur in a particular study. Once study is run: Prediction is confirmed by results: hypothesis supported -Prediction not confirmed: reject hypothesis or conduct further research.
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Hypotheses vs. Predictions Example: Want to test the idea that “ opposites” attract Hypothesis: people with very different personality traits are more attracted to one another than people w/ similar traits.
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Hypotheses vs. Predictions Example: Prediction:- couples in which one person is highly dominant and the other scores are low on dominance will be more attracted to one another than couples in which both people are similar on dominance dimension.
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Sources of Research Ideas Common Sense Observations of the world Theories Past research Practical problems
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Common Sense Examine ideas that many people believe to be true Why test common sense? Sometimes science reveals common sense ideas/
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