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Methods - Chapter 2 Methods of Psychology Psychological...

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Chapter 2 Methods of Psychology Psychological Research Goals of psychology Scientific method Hypotheses Research methods Goals of Psychology Describe behavior Observing and relating events Predict behavior What events may occur Explain behavior Theories to explain how and why of behavior Understand behavior Scientific Method Set of rules for gathering and analyzing information Define and describe issue Form hypothesis Choose research strategy Conduct study Analyze data Theory Explains a behavior through an integrated set of principles Testable Hypothesis Statement of how two or more variables are related Develop Theory Low self-esteem leads to depression Form Hypothesis A poor reported self-image will correlate with depression scores Observations Conduct experiments Refine Theory Report findings to permit replication Hypotheses Predictive hypotheses relationships among variables
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