ScientificMethod

ScientificMethod - The scientific Method Identifying...

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The scientific Method Identifying questions of interest Formulating an explanation Carrying out research that either lends support to the explanation or refutes it Hypothesis Class attendance predicts class performance o Use attendance records compared to test scores Categories of Research Correlational research o Seeks to identify associations o Do not prove causality but do provide important information o + higher correlation o – decreased correlation o 0 no correlation Experimental research o Seeks to identify causal relationships through manipulation of variables Naturalistic observation o Observe/study in natural context or habitat o Does not allow for control over factors of interest Ethnography o Uses to investigate cultural questions o Researcher serves as participant observer o Possible researcher bias? Generalizability? Case studies o Used with individual or small group to derive broader principles or tentative conclusions Survey research
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This note was uploaded on 03/16/2011 for the course PSYCH 13 taught by Professor Kibour during the Fall '08 term at GWU.

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