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Write at least 300 words describing a time when you had to test a theory. This theory may be something you have tested at work, school, or even at home. o o What type of informal research method did you use? o How was your research method similar to research methods used by psychologists? o If given another opportunity, what would you have done differently? I recently decided to test whether it was necessary to use wood glue when building a shelf. My wife asked me to build her a shelf for our bathroom. I have built a lot of things and always used wood glue. Well this time I didn’t have any. So for my informal research, I called and talked to a couple of my friends, and asked them what they thought. I got mixed answers. Some of them said yeah, some said no. Two of my friends with
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Unformatted text preview: different opinions, meaning one said the glue was needed and one said it was not, actually asked what I was building and fastening with. I thought, and so did they that this was an important factor. We all agreed screws would be a lot better to fasten with; it would also have a sturdier build. Where as nails have a tendency to give more. I chose to use screws. I also decided to build it without the glue. My research method is similar to a psychologists I think because they would seek out others that would have experience in the field they are researching. If I do build her another one I will definitely use glue. I found that even with screws and braces, the structure just is not sturdy enough. I learned the glue makes a big difference....
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This note was uploaded on 04/25/2011 for the course PSYCH 201 taught by Professor Nhg during the Spring '11 term at University of Phoenix.

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