myron 2 - Chapter 1 Thinking Critically Why do we need...

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Chapter 1 Thinking Critically
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Why do we need research? Human Intuition is off Hindsight Bias Overconfidence In summary, we need DATA to test our THEORIES!!
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Evaluation of Research What am I being asked to believe or accept? What evidence is available to support the assertion? Are there alternative ways of interpreting the evidence? What additional evidence would be needed to evaluate the alternatives? What conclusions are most reasonable?
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Scientific Method What are the steps? Theory - an explanation that integrates principles and organizes and predicts behavior or events. Constructs vs. operational definition Research Design - method and participants
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Scientific Method What are the steps? Hypothesis - a testable prediction, often prompted by a theory, to enable us to accept, reject or revise the theory. Constructs vs. operational definition Research Design - method and participants
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Scientific Method What are the steps? Design and conduct a study
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This note was uploaded on 03/25/2011 for the course PSYCH 1101 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at Georgia State.

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