Darah 6 - -Pay particular attention to the introductions to the articles-Read the abstract and the conclusion to learn the basic results-Skim the

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The Goals of Science Discovering regularities Developing theories 5 characteristics of a good theory - falsifiable - organized knowledge - explain laws - predict new laws - guide research Developing a research question URL- uniform research locater Resources in the library are peer reviewed Anybody can post anything on the web Be wary of info provided by political organizations and advocacy groups Proprietary and privately owned are accessible only by permission, usually for a fee Info trac - includes pop journals and newspapers: easier to understand - doesn’t cover as much info as psych journals do After you locate the important articles
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Unformatted text preview: -Pay particular attention to the introductions to the articles-Read the abstract and the conclusion to learn the basic results-Skim the rest The more precise you can be in stating the hypothesis, the better you can design a cogent and straightforward test of it The proposal-often called a prospectus-a statement of everything necessary to evaluate the adequacy of the research before the research is conducted o follow the same outline and style in the proposal as in the final report-intro of the proposal o explains reasons fro wanting to perform the experiment...
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This note was uploaded on 12/12/2011 for the course PSY 0035 taught by Professor Barbkucinski during the Fall '08 term at Pittsburgh.

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