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Chapter 2 Powerpoint - Chapter 2: Research January 26, 2009...

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Chapter 2: Research January 26, 2009
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Evaluating Propositions Science proceeds according to 3 steps: 1. unsystematic observation 2. building theories 3. evaluating propositions
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Sources of Personality Data Self-Report Data (S-Data) Observer-Report Data (O-Data) Test Data (T-Data) Life-Outcome Data (L-Data)
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S-Data Information provided by a person, such as through a survey or interview Pros- ___________ Cons- ___________
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O-Data Information provided by someone else about another person Pros- info not attainable through other sources; multiple observers can increase accuracy Cons-may have “hidden agenda”
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T-Data Information provided by standardized tests or testing situations Idea is to see if different people behave differently in identical situations Pros- ___________ Cons- ___________
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T-Data Types of T-Data mechanical recording devices, ‘actormeter’ physiological data projective techniques
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