Appendix B - to learn about attitudes and behaviors. It...

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Axia College Material Appendix B Complete the following chart. The first column shows the name of a research method used in psychology. In the second column, write a brief description of that research method. In the third column, provide a situation when this method could be applied. Research Method Description Application Scientific method A method used to obtain scientific evidence; a hypothesis is formed and tested. It can be used to test the relationship between the social skills of children placed in daycare and children cared for at home. Case study method A method of research based on a carefully drawn biography obtained through interviews, questionnaires, or tests. It lacks controls used in experimental methods. It could be used to study the impact that brain trauma has on memory. Survey method A method of study in which questionnaires or interviews are done with large numbers of people
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Unformatted text preview: to learn about attitudes and behaviors. It could be used to see if people in general preferred chocolate ice cream to vanilla ice cream. Naturalistic observation method A method of study in which organisms are observed in their natural environments. It could be used to figure out the differences in the way that normal weight and overweight people eat. Correlation method A method of study that studies the relationship between variables; it does not show cause-and-effect relationships. It could be used to figure out if stress has an effect on health. Experimental method A method of study that looks to confirm or discover cause-and-effect relationships by It could be used to determine if a rainstorm causes excitement in children. PSY 210 introducing independent variable and observing their effects on dependant variables. PSY 210...
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