Psych. 4,5,6 - OUTLINE – Modules 4, 5, 6, 56, 57...

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Unformatted text preview: OUTLINE – Modules 4, 5, 6, 56, 57 Psychological Research 1. The need for psychological science A. problems with common sense 2. Research Methods in Psychology The scientific method Descriptive research Correlational research Experimentation 4. Statistical significance in psychology The Need for Psychological Science (Limits of common sense) 1. Overconfidence 2. Hindsight bias “I knew it all along…” The Need for Psychological Science (Limits of common sense) 1. Overconfidence 2. Hindsight bias “I knew it all along…” Surprise Findings: So, what does it mean to “ do research” in psychology? Research begins with a hunch or hypothesis Where do hypotheses come from?- Your Theories Dissatisfaction with other’s theories New questions about research Personal Observation You have to test your hypothesis (is it true?) – RESEARCH! A summary of Research Methods: Descriptive – Description- What is the nature of the phenomenon?...
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This note was uploaded on 10/19/2011 for the course PSYCH 100 taught by Professor Cave during the Fall '08 term at UMass (Amherst).

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Psych. 4,5,6 - OUTLINE – Modules 4, 5, 6, 56, 57...

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