Unformatted text preview: 2) Prediction- here we formulate testable predictions or HYPOTHESES about behavior (specifically, about our variables). Thus, we may define a hypothesis as a tentative statement about the relationship between two or more variables. For example, one may hypothesize that as alcohol consumption increases driving ability decreases. Hypotheses are usually based on THEORIES - statements which summarize and explain research findings. 3) Select Methodology & Design- chose the most appropriate research strategy for empirically addressing your hypotheses. 4) Control- method of eliminating all unwanted factors that may effect what we are attempting to study (we will address in more detail later)....
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- Fall '09
- Psychology, social readjustment rating, appropriate research strategy, Alcohol consumption increases, testable construct