RSCH 2501 Midterm Review #1

RSCH 2501 Midterm Review #1 - RSCH 2501 review outline for...

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RSCH 2501: review outline for week 5 mid-term exam, Spring 2O11 see both supplied notes and PowerPoint slides Aspects of research Definitions of science and research Science : The scientific approach is based on empiricism , gathering knowledge through experience and observation. The observation, identification, description, experimental investigation, and theoretical explanation of phenomena. Research is: systematic investigation (i.e., gathering and analysis of information) designed to develop or contribute to generalizable knowledge. Science is a continuing process of seeking the answers to questions and of illuminating facts. Research is the investigative branch of science. Attributes to the scientific approach: o systematic empiricism, public knowledge, solvable problems – what do these mean? 1. Systematic empiricism : we rely on observation and following certain rules in research to ensure reliability and validity of observations. 2. The purpose of science is to produce public knowledge . If you don’t make your findings public, you aren’t doing science. Two important aspects of public knowledge: a. Replicable: methods and findings should be reported well enough that others should be able to get the same results with the same methods b. Peer Review: prior to being published, information is reviewed by experts in the same field of knowledge. 3.
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This note was uploaded on 11/22/2011 for the course RSCH 2501 taught by Professor Brents.russell during the Winter '11 term at Life Chiropractic College West.

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RSCH 2501 Midterm Review #1 - RSCH 2501 review outline for...

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