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1_sci_f03 - published) Components of the Scientific Method...

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Psychology as Science
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Ways of knowing : Tenacity – repetitive claims (adverts). Authority – font of truth (dictionary). Experience - direct observation (Tampa weather is hot). Reason & Logic – deduction (Men are stupid, Mike is a man. Therefore Mike is stupid). Science – set of procedures to provide a convincing argument.
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Tenacity – repetitive claims (adverts).
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Authority – font of truth (dictionary).
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Experience - direct observation (Tampa weather is hot).
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Reason & Logic – deduction (Men are stupid, Mike is a man. Therefore Mike is stupid).
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Science – set of procedures to provide a convincing argument.
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Review Ways of Knowing: Tenacity Authority Experience Reason & Logic
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Components of the Scientific Method Objectivity – free from bias (multiple choice vs. essay) Quantification – numbers (72 inches) Self-Correction – share data (rebuttals are
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Unformatted text preview: published) Components of the Scientific Method Control 1- By manipulation of things of interest (amount of drugs or training). 2- By elimination of unwanted factors (random assignment). Components of the Scientific Method The scientific method rocks: ROCQS Replication, objectivity, control, quantification, self-correction The Psychological Experiment Independent Variable the cause (reinforcement schedule) Extraneous Variables nuisance variables (sex of experimenter) Dependent Variable the effect (rats caught per hour) Example Study Brannick & Gordon want to know if Powerpoint is better than chalk for lecture. Brannick uses Powerpoint in his class (RM), and Gordon uses chalk for his class (RM). They look at the distribution of exam scores to see whether one class does better than another. IV? DV? Extraneous variable?...
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