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Axia College Material Appendix B : Research Methods (30 Points) 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/ Definition Application/ Example Scientific method A method for obtaining scientific evidence in which a hypothesis is formed and tested. Asking a question to figure out a scientific method and not using speculation or theorizing but using actual evidence found. Case study method A method of research based on a carefully drawn biography obtained through interviews, questionnaires, or psychological tests. Conducting an interview with a president for all their information for a biography. Survey method Means of information gathering by which large numbers of individuals are interviewed or asked to complete questionnaires
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Unformatted text preview: in order to learn about their attitudes or behaviors. A way of gathering information about a type of laundry detergent people use across the US Naturalistic observation method A scientific method in which organisms are observed in their natural environments. Watching mold grow in the forest to see how fast it grows and what it feeds off of to survive. Correlation method A statistical association or relationship between two variables, expressed in the form of a correlation coefficient. A survey given out to the U.S. to obtain statistical information to use towards the rest of their findings. Experimental method A scientific method that seeks to confirm or discover cause-and-effect relationships by introducing independent variables and observing their effects on dependent variables Having someone exercise to see if it helps their blood pressure or to see if it helps their anxiety problems....
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This note was uploaded on 06/24/2011 for the course PSYCH 210 taught by Professor Nicole during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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