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Intro to Psych 1 February 2010_Mon. Module 2 : Psychology as a Science Psychology: Systematic, scientific study -Behaviors -Mental processes Scientific Method -Set of rules/procedures (step by step  - to keep us on track) -We use the scientific method to  minimize error eliminate  our own personal  bias , and explain  chance occurrences                                                   (Don’t memorize the 7 steps) Research Techniques Research Settings -Questionnaires/Interviews -Laboratory  -Standardized Test -Naturalistic Setting  (controlled setting) -Laboratory Experiments -Animal Model  pg. 70-71 -4 Techniques -What they are and why we use them! Research Methods -Overall approach to collecting data/information 1.  Case Study  -Detailed Information (cases) Could apply to one individual, group of people, group of 
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Unformatted text preview: cities, etc -Time Consuming 2. Survey ( weakest of the methods ) -Large amount of information-Short period of time -We use it because it is the easiest-Low cost 3. Correlation Method-Variable relationships (trying to determine if there are any)-Cannot explain causes or behavior (WEAKNESS)-Can predict future behavior 4. Experiment (STRONGEST OF THE RESEARCH METHODS) -Most rigorous method-Controls variables (THIS IS WHY IT IS THE STRONGEST METHOD)-Cannot infer findings to other groups (You can only trust the data on that group of people in which you experimented on) Differences of Statistics-Descriptive statistics describe the data-...
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