psyc. notes 9-2 - on a self-esteem test and high on a...

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Theory A theory is an explanation that integrates principles and organizes and predicts behavior or events. For example, low self-esteem contributes to depression. Hypothesis A hypothesis is a testable prediction, often prompted by a theory, to enable us to accept, reject or revise the theory. People with low self-esteem are apt to feel more depressed. Description Case study A technique in which one person is studied in depth to reveal underlying behavioral principles. Rare and unusual Research observations Research would require us to administer tests of self-esteem and depression. Individuals who score low
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Unformatted text preview: on a self-esteem test and high on a depression test would confirm our hypothesis. Survey A technique for ascertaining the self-reported attitudes, opinions or behaviors of people usually done by questioning a representative, random sample of people. Population-entire group Sample- subgroup Random sampling- if each member of a population has an equal chance of inclusion into a sample, it is called a random sample(unbiased). If the survey sample is biased, its results are not valid....
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This note was uploaded on 09/14/2011 for the course PSYC 2301 taught by Professor Johnson during the Spring '08 term at Lone Star College System.

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